NYT publishes Armenian photojournalist’s Genocide survivors photo series

NYT publishes Armenian photojournalist’s Genocide survivors photo series –



The New York Times  has published a series of photographs by ArmeniaNow photojournalist Nazik Armenakyan made as part of a project commemorating the 1915 Genocide of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey.

The photo-documentary project called “Survivors” features portraits, interior scenes, witness testimonies and archival photographs of dozens of Armenians who went through the horrors of mass killings and deportations in the Turkish Empire at the beginning of last century.

The ambitious photographic narrative has been collected since 2005 and currently contains records of as many as 45 Genocide survivors. The project has won a number of awards locally and internationally since being first unveiled in 2009.

An exhibition in Yerevan presenting the “Survivors” project was among the official events organized in Armenia by the State Commission on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in 2015. A book based on the project was also published that year, timed to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

Earlier this month Armenakyan was in New York where she participated in an NYT-organized event presenting a portfolio review that included “Survivors”. Also during her visit a presentation of the “Survivors” book took place at the New York headquarters of the Armenian General Benevolent Union.



Abraham Sargsyan, born in 1905, city of Diyarbekir. 2008.

“I was 10 years old when the deportations started. My three brothers died on that journey. My mother, father, two sisters and I escaped towards Syria through the cane fields of the Khabur River, so that we wouldn’t end up in Der Zor.

“In 1946 I moved to Armenia with my sister, wife and elder daughter. And my parents came in 1964.”


Watch the photo series


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