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Pomaks
2001
This is a story about the small community of Bogolin, one of the few (Islamic) Pomak villages in the southwest of Bulgaria. I photographed people who are clung to their traditions because they have been forced to, and I photographed how the West is slowly infiltrating even those godforsaken places where people still have to produce themselves all they consume. I photographed the spirit of its culture and the shadow of nostalgia and sense of loss that hovers over every generation that witnesses significant social changes.
Pomaks (2001)

This is a story about the small community of Bogolin, one of the few (Islamic) Pomak villages in the southwest of Bulgaria. I photographed people who are clung to their traditions because they have been forced to, and I photographed how the West is slowly infiltrating even those godforsaken places where people still have to produce themselves all they consume. I photographed the spirit of its culture and the shadow of nostalgia and sense of loss that hovers over every generation that witnesses significant social changes.