While the Plum Trees Grow

DRAFT / unoffcial page

Size: 210x275mm
Format: 60x90 (1/8)
Paper: 150gsm Munken Lynx Coated Matt Offset / Full color
Pages: 315
Hard covers / Sewn pages
Languange: English and Norwegian

Concept and design: Lars Nordby
Photographers: Erik Nordby, Karima Risk, and Knut Nordby
Writers: Luchezar Boyadjiev and Hanna Gjelten Hattrem

This collection of photographs is an incredible visual penetration of the way of life of many Bulgarians, in fact – most Bulgarians. There is nothing flattering, nothing analytical. There is everything human; a human eye behind a camera that is using the toll to establish a shared ground of humanity with the subjects of the photographs. If you are local, like I am, you expect to see your own grandmother from the ancestral village on the very next page... If you are not – then you get to meet all our simple human presences on this land, at this time, and in this guise.
- Luchezar Boyadjiev. Sofia, May 2020