Gayane Harutyunyan

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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. &...