This exhibition focuses on two photographic journeys to Armenia by Asadour Guzelian, a photographer based in London.
These images capture the aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake that hit Armenia on December 7, 1988.
Guzelian was only three years into his photographic career when he traveled to Armenia not long after the disaster. He captured images of collapsed structures, rescue operations, cleanup and reconstruction, as well as images of the victims struggling with loss and the basic need to survive. Guzelian’s captivating and evocative photographs, taken in April and November 1989, highlight the Armenian spirit of perseverance and resilience.
Guzelian was born in the UK and founded what became the Guzelian agency in 1986, after cutting his teeth for eight years with Barry Wilkinson in Bradford. Throughout his career, he has supplied news and feature photographs to Britain’s national newspapers. He has twice won the prestigious Yorkshire TV Photographer of the Year. His exhibitions include one-man shows at the National Museum of Photography and the Cornerhouse, Manchester.
Exhibit curated by Joseph E. Malikian