/ Exhibition / Installation
At the edge of Europe, right on the dividing line between East and
West, in the last few years Bulgaria turned out to be on the refugee
trail. The photographic project The Strange Other represents the imagined
encounter between Syrians running away from their homeland and the
Bulgarians from several small villages who were too fearful to accept them.
The Strange Other is an invitation to talk about fears, pain and empathy. The Strange Other is an encounter with ordinary people in extraordinary situations. The Strange Other is the failed dialogue between refugees and Bulgarians, forced into opposition with each other.
/ text and interviews by Boryana Telbis