Pepa Hristova (* 1977 in Sevlievo, Bulgaria), lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin. She has a degree in communication design with a specialization in photography from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.
Pepa Hristova has worked on a number of photo series on Eastern Europe. She mainly focuses on individuals in search of an identity, and social phenomena in stark departure from classical western values. Hristova shifts between genres, snapshots alternating with obviously staged imagery. Everything takes place in a political and social context that she tackles in an emotional way. Her series Strangers in Their Own Countries deals with the uprooting of muslims in orthodox-influenced Bulgaria and directs our view towards the values of an unknown Europe and a marginalized people in society that are constantly having to assert themselves to the outside world.