A project of the Regional Museum of History in the city of Plovdiv, entitled Night of the Retro Photography became the winner of the Museum Fund competition 2012, organised by the America for Bulgaria and Open Arts Foundations. The winner will receive 2,500 euro for completing the project. It will be presented in the evening of September 21. Here is more from Plamen Chetelyazov, curator of the museum.
“The idea is to use photography in order to make people feel the atmosphere of the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. The art of photography will be presented in details as well as one of the oldest collections of historical photographs in Bulgaria. The project also includes creating a replica of an old photo laboratory, presenting a collection of old cameras, and others.”
Visitors will have the opportunity to see a number of old cameras used from the end of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century. Guests to the museum will have the opportunity to think about funny annotations and captions to write under the photos, which are truly unique.
The Plovdiv Museum keeps photographs of some of the greatest masters of this art, who started working in the city after 1850. Here is more from Plamen Chetelyazov:
“Most of the photographs have not been displayed before. The photographs are separated into 5 categories. One is entitled “Urban Space” and includes photos of streets, parks, and architectural monuments. The second category includes family photos, which give us a lot of information about customs, clothes, and fashion trends. We have also photos from work, wars, and leisure,” Mr. Chetelyazov says.
English: Alexander Markov.