In 2020 the this photo reportage was shortlisted by the 4th edition of The Other Hundred to represent Bulgaria in this global photojournalism initiative. It is featured in the international group exhibition as well as in the printed edition, both named The Other Hundred Healers. The exhibition was on display for the first time from 28th Oct through 15th Nov 2020 in the Department of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist University, China and is currently traveling the world.
The traditional Carnival of Humour and Satire in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, took residents by surprise due to COVID-19 in May 2020.
Normally, there are a hundred carnival tableaux and over 2,500 masked participants. Due to the pandemic, only three carnival sculptures – the Crying Planet Earth, wearing a face mask; the Cat, the town's mascot, and the National Operational Headquarters – paraded this year but, unlike previous editions, they were able to travel to almost all the neighbourhoods as opposed to just the downtown area.
Rather than cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parade proceeded so that people could enjoy themselves during the stay-at-home period. Many viewers dressed in colourful outfits, and enthusiastically participated in a contest to find the "Best Carnival Balcony". The two-hour-long livestream was watched by over 90,000 people around the world.