понедельник, 13 апреля 2015 г.

BuzzFeed: 29 Beautiful Photos Of Armenians Around The World




Almost 100 years ago, more than one million people died in the midst of the Armenian Genocide. Armenian leaders were rounded up and killed. Men were put to work as beasts of burden. Women and children were forced to march to imaginary camps in Syria that Ottoman Empire authorities knew they would never reach.
The forced evection from their land created a massive diaspora of Armenian communities around the world. Armenians are now preparing to mark the centennial of that tragedy with the official remembrance day set for April 24. With the visit of reality stars Kim and Khloe Kardashian last week to the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, the massacre is getting more attention than it has in years.
Photographer Scout Tufankjian asked Armenians living not just in their homeland but across the globe to submit their thoughts on what their heritage means to them. In this photoseries, a preview of her new book There Is Only the Earth: Images from the Armenian Diaspora Project, Tufankjian combines their answers with the photos she traveled around the world to capture, showing how a people managed to not just survive but thrive after nearly being extinguished.

Little Armenia Parking Lot — Hollywood, USA

Little Armenia Parking Lot — Hollywood, USA
Scout Tufankjian
“I’m no Armenian. I’m an American. Well, the truth is I am both and neither. I love Armenia and I love America and I belong to both, but I am only this: an inhabitant of the earth, and so are you, whoever you are.” - William Saroyan in Antranik and the Spirit of Armenia

Syrian Refugee — Berdzor, Nagorno-Karabakh

Syrian Refugee — Berdzor, Nagorno-Karabakh
Scout Tufankjian
“I was surprised by how unfamiliar Armenia felt to me- how I have been told all my life this is my homeland and my ‘€home’ but what does that mean?” — Lara Sarkissian (USA)

Lernagog, The Republic of Armenia

Lernagog, The Republic of Armenia
Scout Tufankjian

Bicknell Park, Armenian Genocide Martyrs Memorial — Montebello, USA

Bicknell Park, Armenian Genocide Martyrs Memorial — Montebello, USA
Scout Tufankjian

Myasnikyan, The Republic of Armenia

Myasnikyan, The Republic of Armenia
Scout Tufankjian
“I love Armenian people —€” all of them. I love them because they are a part of the enormous human race, which of course I find simultaneously beautiful and vulnerable.” — William Saroyan in First Visit to Armenia

Sarkis Zeitlian Center — Anjar, Lebanon

Sarkis Zeitlian Center — Anjar, Lebanon
Scout Tufankjian

Homenetmen Club — Ramos Mejia, Argentina

Homenetmen Club — Ramos Mejia, Argentina
Scout Tufankjian
“I know that I am 100% Armenian [even though] I was not raised in the history, literature, language, or church. My Armenian-ness is the cornerstone of my character and life.” — Nathalie Nikel born Kasbarian (Marseilles now living in Berlin)

The Armenian Gay and Lesbian Association, LGBT Pride Parade — New York, USA

The Armenian Gay and Lesbian Association, LGBT Pride Parade — New York, USA
Scout Tufankjian

Armenian Embassy — Washington DC, USA

Armenian Embassy — Washington DC, USA
Scout Tufankjian
“I went to a predominantly Armenian high school and there were arguments about who is a real/pure/100% Armenian all the time. Even now on Facebook, between friends, I see arguments on what a “real” Armenian is. Shouldn’t you just be Armenian no matter where you happen to be from?” — Annie Stepanian (Glendale CA)

Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy - Kolkata, India

Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy - Kolkata, India
Scout Tufankjian
“In school, my monastic teachers always repeated: We have to learn what is ours well, and what belongs to others even better.” — Hratch Kaspar (Venice, Italy)

Eglise Apostolique Armėnienne Saint-Paul-et-Saint-Pierre — Alfortville, France

Eglise Apostolique Armėnienne Saint-Paul-et-Saint-Pierre — Alfortville, France
Scout Tufankjian

St. Nerses Shnorhali Church School — Montevideo, Uruguay

St. Nerses Shnorhali Church School — Montevideo, Uruguay
Scout Tufankjian

Cathėdrale Armėnienne Saint Jean-Baptiste — Paris, France

Cathėdrale Armėnienne Saint Jean-Baptiste — Paris, France
Scout Tufankjian

Papik and Tatik — Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh

Papik and Tatik — Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh
Scout Tufankjian
“In America, I felt so Armenian; yet in Armenia, I realized that I am in many ways an American.” — Aline Ohanesian- (born in Kuwait, now living in California)

Kovsakan, Nagorno-Karabakh

Kovsakan, Nagorno-Karabakh
Scout Tufankjian
“When do you feel Armenian? Always. It’s like asking when do you feel human.”
-Aline Ohanesian (born in Kuwait, now living in California)

St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Chapel — Kolkata, India

St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Chapel — Kolkata, India
Scout Tufankjian

Little Armenia Parking Lot — Hollywood, USA

Little Armenia Parking Lot — Hollywood, USA
Scout Tufankjian
“I feel more connection to my clan than a homeland.” — Anon (San Francisco, California)

ARF Sardarabad Center — Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon

ARF Sardarabad Center — Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon
Scout Tufankjian
“I feel like I am part of a big dysfunctional family that will always be there if I need them.” — Lucig Kebranian (Anjar, Lebanon)

Sanjak Camp — Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon

Sanjak Camp — Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon
Scout Tufankjian
“On one hand, I feel that I don’t belong to Armenia because I don’t have an Armenian nationality. On the other hand, I don’t feel that I belong to Lebanon even though I’ve born because Lebanese people notice “ian” in my family name and generalize that I’m Armenian; even though I’m Lebanese of Armenian origin. There is a big confusion here since I don’t know If I introduce myself as Armenian or Lebanese or both.” — Hasmig “Jasmine” Boyadjian (Beirut, Lebanon)

San Lazzaro degli Armeni — Venice, Italy

San Lazzaro degli Armeni — Venice, Italy
Scout Tufankjian

First Republic Day, Freedom Square — Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

First Republic Day, Freedom Square — Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Scout Tufankjian

Arbatskata Metro Station — Moscow, Russia

Arbatskata Metro Station — Moscow, Russia
Scout Tufankjian

Areni Wine Festival — Areni, The Republic of Armenia

Areni Wine Festival — Areni, The Republic of Armenia
Scout Tufankjian

The Union of Russian Armenians Sporting Club — Moscow, Russia

The Union of Russian Armenians Sporting Club — Moscow, Russia
Scout Tufankjian

Turkish Consulate Protest — Los Angeles, California

Turkish Consulate Protest — Los Angeles, California
Scout Tufankjian

Sarkis Zeitlian Center — Anjar, Lebanon

Sarkis Zeitlian Center — Anjar, Lebanon
Scout Tufankjian
“It is sometimes amazing to think that when I’m in an Armenian event, all the people there, including me, have come to this country far away and are all together celebrating something in the same way that our ancestors did a hundred years ago.” — Gary Gananian (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Culturel Alex Manoogian de l’UGAB — Paris, France

Culturel Alex Manoogian de l'UGAB — Paris, France
Scout Tufankjian
“There is still so much about being Armenian that I do not know.” — Ian Koncagul (Dearborn, MI)

Syrian Refugee — Kovsakan, Nagorno-Karabakh

Syrian Refugee — Kovsakan, Nagorno-Karabakh
Scout Tufankjian
“My birthplace was California, but I couldn’t forget Armenia, so what is one’s country? Is it land of the earth, in a specific place? Rivers there? Lakes? The sky there? The way the moon comes up there? And the sun? Is one’s country the trees, the vineyards, the grass, the birds, the rocks, the hills and summer and winter? Is it the animal rhythm of the living there? The huts and houses, the streets of cities, the tables and chairs, and the drinking of tea and talking? Is it the peach ripening in summer heat on the bough? Is it the dead in the earth there?” — William Saroyan in Antranik and the Spirit of Armenia

First Republic Day, Freedom Square - Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

First Republic Day, Freedom Square - Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Scout Tufankjian
“There is still so much about being Armenian that I do not know.” — Ian Koncagul (Dearborn, MI)

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