Photos by Corneliu Sarion
In Plato's cave, the Greek philosopher emphasizes the fundamental role of the light to bring us informations about the external world. The light transforms the real world into a virtual one, the world of the shadows. The light means life and knowledge through information; but the same light destroys the information in an overexposed photographic image. Just as time, light has a dual nature not only in the sense of physics but in connection with the process of creation.
We are living day by day in a real world and in a virtual one, the world of our memories. Through its pass, time transforms the real world into a virtual one, acting as a function defined into real with values into imaginary. As it creates our memories, time destroys that memories moment by moment. (Corneliu Sarion)
We build and keep the memories which we want to be surrounded by at the end of our lives. (Bogdan Comisel)
Photos by Bogdan Comisel
This series is trying to overturn discreetly and emotionally the percept what we have about the funny universe of the nomad circuses. This is the absurd place where the Lion King lives in one messy rusty cage, the strongest man of the world sleeps in the smallest bed of one oldtimer motorhome, the queen of the show hang clothes between the cords of the circus tent.
"The clown laughs - the world laughs, the clown cries - the world laughs, The clown dies - the world laughs " says a cliché, breaking into a few words the whole life of these characters from this colorful crazy community.” (Photos and text: László-Tibor Olah)
"Those who can not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
Belene concentration camp was part of the network of forced labour camps in Communist Bulgaria. It was located on the Persin (Belene) Island, between two branches of the Danube river.
The opponents of the communist dictatorship were forced to live in inhuman conditions ñ daily physical labour, intolerable demands and under constant armed guard. They were forced to live in bunkers and huts which they built themselves with whatever materials they could find. Hunger was the most terrible thing they were subject to.
Tens of thousands of prisoners passed through the camps.
Every year from 1990 at the end of May or the beginning of June, an annual pilgrimage to the site of the former camp is held. For the rest of the year the island is closed for visitors.
This pictures are from 2017 annual service of remembrance for the victims of the communist camps. (Photos and text by Svilen Nachev)