April was hidden behind the masks but May comes with the promise of freedom


There is an "accessory" that has recently become a must-have when we go out. Whether surgical, hand-stitched, or completely improvised in the form of a scarf, masks hide our faces and make the situation even more surreal. And while a number of designers and fashion houses have quickly transformed them from a precautionary measure in an addition to the outfit, for the majority of people in Plovdiv they are not as glamorous.

We have collected for you footage from a well-known Plovdiv street photographer who captured the faces behind the masks of ordinary people - those we meet in front of our home, in the queue at the store or on the longed for quick 15-minute walk through the neighborhood streets.