This year's Month of Photography offers 101 events, including exhibitions, workshops, seminars and presentations, at 43 different locations in Sofia, Varna, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Smolyan and Sevlievo. Although the majority of work is by Bulgarian artists, both acclaimed and beginners, the fair is not lacking in terms of foreign presence. On 18 June, Swedish photographer Olof Jarlbro will present his black-and-white exhibition Nepal & Mao. Two days later, on 20 June, Ciaran Whyte from Ireland will be showing his The Wonder of Light collection. Month of Photography 2012 is the third edition of the fair. In November, photography lovers will get to enjoy another round of exhibitions as part of the international European Month of Photography.
The complete Month of Photography 2012 programme is here.
70 years ago, on 10 March 1943, Bulgaria's pro-Nazi government decided to defy Berlin and halt the deportation of Bulgaria's 50.000 Jews. This was down to the actions of one man - Dimitar Peshev. Just two years later he faced Communist justice and found himself on trial for his life. His niece Kaluda Kiradjieva remembers