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My war (Fragmentary Experience)

Artist: Nazik Armenakyan
Year: 2021
Country: Armenia
Video Duration

Video duration: 1:13

I fought my war… First of all, as a mother, not as a photographer. September 27 was my older son Mikayel’s birthday. The day started with terrible news… Friends, relatives and guests gathered at our place, and the phone calls from the military commissariat started. He was called for conscription. For the first time I had the feeling that photography was less important than what was going on. On the twentieth day I felt I was nobody, neither a human, nor a photographer. I was losing everything, I was null. I was only a mother… Months after Mikayel’s return, I felt the desire to photograph again.

Nazik Armenakyan is the shortlisted photographer of the EU Neighbours East - Fotofestiwal photo contest - Family Connections. The gala awards event in Tbilisi was organized in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and the Tbilisi Photography and Multimedia Museum.

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