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City’s trauma

City’s trauma: On the first day Belgrade was mysterious, it was exuding different moods. Among the traffic jams and noises there were standing somewhat incomprehensible, grey buildings. Our walk through the city center with the translator stopped at the historical ruins of the National Tele...

Survivor’s trauma

Survivor’s trauma In 2019 about 270 refugee families from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, who are resident in the territory of Belgrade, received new apartments and resettled in the Zemun district of Kamendin (urban neighborhood of Belgrade). The apartments were built wit...
The outbreak and spread of Covid-19 in the whole world continues to apply limitations in everyone’s life. The pandemic forced us to stop and think if the limitations deprive the photographers from reconsidering or finding stories, or give the opportunity of that. Extraordinary emergency state is a d...
Our lifestyle, our thoughts, and decisions face us with people, who have things in common with us. Perhaps by this regularity I always find myself in the circle of people, towards whom the reality is not sufficiently flexible, or the contrary. My protagonists are young people, who have left their s...
Living at the border is not everyone’s share. And if it concerns women, they must be stronger, they must ...
  We often deal with phenomena in Armenia, which, though, under legal or moral prohibitions, are widely spread. One of such phenomena is the active circulation of marijuana especially among young people.    “You begin to look at things more easily after smoking marijuana...

Mall City

A city in a city, like a jigsaw puzzle in urban space… Malls are comparatively new phenomena in the daily life of Yerevan. Synthetic urban spaces have started rather quickly absorbing the “real” infrastructure of the city and people, becoming entertainment, leisure and shopping environments, and rec...

Ordinary Absurd

Yerevan has become a city of absurd: a territory of clumsy combinations and contrasts, where one lives, works, and rests, if possible.  The absurd surrounding us has become a part of our everyday life, something ordinary, inseparable, which we do not notice during the day and don’t pay attention....
Everyone is in need of wheels; there is little space left for walking. Noise is everywhere. Life is not possible without noise any more. There is no space in the yards to walk, cars are everywhere, garages have grown like mushrooms everywhere.     They say in the frames of th...
The village as if in a plate by the shore of Joghaz reservoir is Berkaber. On the other side of the reservoir lies the Azerbaijani village of Mazam and a military position of the adversary, from which shootings are fired occasionally. In Soviet years for solving the problem of irrigation they built ...
The events and incidents taking place in our life affect our behaviour, our worldview, and our health. The worsening of one’s mental health is connected with genetics, with very rapid socio-economic changes, with the stressful conditions in the workplace, social alienation, with psychological and ph...
For me, choosing food is one of the hardest things, I’ve never been able to fill my basket at the supermarket because I can’t eat food that I know very little about. I grew up in a village and knew everything about what I ate, what seed it was planted from, what water it was watered from, whether it...