Twenty :: Bulgaria
‘Twenty’ part 14 :: Bulgaria 1998
‘Twenty‘ is an occasional series marking the first twenty years of my work as a professional photographer.
Bulgaria in 1998 still felt very recently post-Communist. The architecture was austere, the trams ran on time, and the countryside felt like 100 years ago. I’m using a pair of pictures that jumped out at me going through the archive, due to their symmetry. I’m not sure exactly where they are, I just know they’re outside Sofia. It felt as though the two boys might just be sitting together in the same place in fifty years time…
As an addendum, we were visiting Bulgaria with a BBC Songs of Praise film crew, along with Tearfund’s most famous supporter, a certain Sir Cliff Richard… I don’t often get the chance to appear on the front of a newspaper, but as we were coming through the airport in Sofia, I spotted the local photographer lining up a shot of Sir Cliff, so took a small step to my right and put on my best ‘happy to be here’ face. Front page:
You’ve got to grab your moments in the limelight…
Photos copyright Tearfund. Photos: Richard Hanson – no reuse without permission.
The gallery of images from ‘Twenty’ is here.
richard hanson :: photographer :: sheffield