Bulgarian Roma Slum Stolipinovo: Welcome to the European Union

Written by on August 17, 2016 in Bulgaria, Minorities & Justice - No comments

Nate is a travel photographer. He has been on the road for 1,479 days, shooting. But, he usually does not shoot nicely prepared dinner tables on beaches, in front of the setting of the sun. He does not shoot the latest 5-star hotel or models in bikinis, who eat half a carrot per day, in order to stay as slim as a matchstick. Nor does he shoot long corridors in new shopping malls.

This travelling photographer goes behind the scenes, showing the real life and the real people, whether it is in Iran, Serbia – or Bulgaria.

No, Nate did not shoot the wonderful beach in Dyuni, the Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral or Vitosha Boulevard. When he went to Plovdiv, he did not do Old Town, but Stolipinovo, the biggest ghetto in the European Union. He shot one of the places nobody wants to see or hear about. He shot a tragedy in the European Union. A place, which should not be there, in the sense that it should look very different.

Nate’s photos, which are as stunning as they are alarming, can be found on his travel blog site entitled Yomadic.

By im.

Photo at top of page by Nate.

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