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Story November 8, 2014

Yana Paskova hosts @NewYorkerPhoto's Instagram


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A look at the intended—and unintended effects—of democracy on Bulgaria, a nation still undergoing...


Documentary photographer Yana Paskova launches her Pulitzer Center project on The New Yorker's Instagram feed. She'll be posting images of Bulgaria 25 years after the fall of communism. Bulgaria is still the poorest, most corrupt nation in the European Union, its post-1989 hopes wilted by political corruption and inaction, high crime rates and skyrocketing inflation. As Yana observes, the ennui etches a permanent path across the average passerby's face, intensified by a landscape of rotting architecture, joblessness, and a vast population decline. You can follow along at the @NewYorkerPhoto on Instagram or the Pulitzer Center Field Notes tumblr.

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