Pepa Hristova pepahristova.com
Pepa Hristova (b. Bulgaria, 1977) lives in Hamburg. She studied communication design with a focus on photography with Prof. Ute Mahler at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. The photographer has created numerous series on Eastern Europe, photographing the Turkish Muslim minority in Bulgaria and Albania’s “Sworn Virgins”— women who live in a male identity conferred by an ancient rite. Hristova received multiple fellowships and awards including the C/O Berlin Talents Award (2008), the Otto Steinert Award for subjective photography (2009), a fellowship from the Berlin Academy of Arts, and the Border Crossers grant of the Robert Bosch Stiftung (2010). Her work has been on display at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, C/O Berlin, the Berlin Academy of Arts, and elsewhere.