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Honorable Mention BIFA 2020 Editorial / Photo Essay

Limina

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Editorial / Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Daniel Court

Limina is a photographic confrontation with the past and present of the former People’s Republic of Bulgaria. Through Bulgaria's abandoned rural communities, I explore the country as a liminal landscape situated between the dream of a failed utopia and a nation lost in transition on the road to democracy. Beneath the architectural ruins lies the skeleton of an idyllic soviet dream and the memory of the nation's very recent history. The metaphorical images illustrate the fragility of civilisation, the causes of disintegration and the uncertain future of the country and its people.