Gayane Harutyunyan

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Two Pieces of Sky

The girls in the villages of Armenia share one destiny, that is inherited from generation to generation - marrying at an early age and sending their husbands to migration works abroad.  This is a regular story about a family of many children, about poverty, and work abroad, which they imagine to be the only way of life. There...

Two Times from Talish

In 1992 some news arrived to the village, that the residents must be evacuated. They already knew in the village what had happened to the Armenians in Baku. They also knew that Turks had already entered Shahumyan. They often threw leaflets from airplanes “Don’t leave the village, stay with us”. But people of Talish knew Turks ve...

It was exactly Vera that I lacked

“I understood that Armenia is mine, I am authentic here, I don’t play.” Vera Gavrilyuk was born in 1976 in Russia’s city of Kaliningrad (Königsberg). Her father was an economist and mother is a chemistry teacher. She has also twin sisters. Vera has graduated from Kaliningrad Technical College, the department of Account...

The Bride from the North

Natalya was born in 1954 in Russia - in the city Chelyabinsk - in the family of a military man. Her mother was a pharmacist and she had her own pharmacy store. Natalya’s dream was to become a pediater. How was she to know that in years she would have to visit pediaters regularly? In Moscow Natalya attended an exhibition, whe...

Going back to Kond

Twelve years ago - in 2006 - I first found myself in Kond neighborhood. What does “found myself” mean? I actually went there to take photos. Kond is the oldest and the most interesting quarter in Yerevan. There were only three quarters in Erivan in the 17th century - Kond, Karahank, and, so to say, Old town.   &nb...

Death, Pain, Victory

People pass through the struggle of life and death in war. The participants of WWII consider that they have seen a very cruel, ruthless war, where there prevailed the fear of parting with the light in an instant. These people passed through a dark corridor until they reached home, where some of them had people waiting, others, a...

The Veterans of the Theater

By Gayane Harutyunyan I was studying photography and law 16 years ago. I didn’t become a lawyer, but I kept photographing until now. Yet once Elbakyans  offered me to work at the theater as a sound operator. I was always thinking I wouldn’t probably stay at the theater long, but five years ago I discovered that I stayed. &...