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Post-War Truths

It’s something that many people around the world know only too well – war is only half the story. And it’s something the people of Armenia have known for a long, long time. This project, Post-War Truths, explores the most recent aftermath that broods over the country today – the f...

Dialogue

My route often passes through Isakov Avenue. I see the area of Yerablur continuing to expand. The cemetery is running out of space with the new graves extending towards the avenue. A feeling of uncertainty is roaming in the city after war in search of an emotional refuge. Yer...
Nazik Armenakyan Text Editor: Anush Kocharyan Media professionals often read, watch, hear, write and tell harsh stories happening to others. One would think we are hardened, our emotions immunized… But ...
During these months locked at home, I began to make short and long, important and not that much important notes in my notebook․․․

COVID vs Culture

The universal horror that emerged in early 2020 – COVID-19 – paralyzed cultural life as well. All branches of art suffered from it, but especially those whose activities are organized through group work and who present themselves and are accountable to the audience sitting in t...
A few months ago, it seemed to me that life was divided into “before and after COVID.” Now, with a sharp turn, life is divided again, it has become “before and after the war”. We can only hope that there will be no new “version” of pain dividing our lives in time.  The days repeat like an endless Moebius band: COVID, epidemic, mask, in general, protective measures, coronavirus tests conducted, atypical pneumonia, they receive treatment, online system, pandemic, watch the second wave of the virus on the first channel, keep your distance, i...

Parallel realities

There is no beginning to this story. I didn’t photograph. I didn’t write. It was hard. It’s hard for me now, too, when I re-feel it. It was even harder on the morning of April 21 when we sent her off to “Saint Gregory the Illuminator” Medical Center. COVID-19. Infection. Death. Fear. Waiting. Uncert...
At the end of March 2020, when Covid was like an impervious fog, and isolation was the only way to follow the outside world out of the window and the the latter being the only source of air to breathe consciously, it was hard to imagine that one day I will appear in the intensive care unit. To photo...
SOCIETY Society is an obstacle which one needs to overcome if they are young. The older generation finds the traditions more important than one’s desires. Our everyday life, which is often incompatible with traditions, is unacceptable for them because it’s changeable, and they see a threat ...

Time and the trauma

By Nazik Armenakyan and Piruza Khalapyan Being a war generation ourselves, we have our part of traumas. The traumas of Artsakh (Karabakh) war are always in a corner of our memory and sometimes remind us about themselves. The intention of exploring trauma took us to Serbia - Belgrade, where we we...

Youngster’s trauma

Youngster's trauma During our full working days in Belgrade there was a moment when it was not possible to digest what we had heard and seen. The heavy stories of people had made us emotional. The fragile, lifeless scenes of the Television building were insisting to stay with us even out of...