The Burning Eyes exhibit, which is a collection of photographs by French-Armenian photographer Antoine Agoudjian, opened at an Istanbul arts center in time for the 96th commemoration of the genocide. Agoudjian traveled to Armenian communities throughout the Middle East to capture what he calls “memories that have been denied and repressed but never wholly effaced.” We hope these evocative and compelling images truly raise awareness and help bring us closer to truth and recognition.
An exhibition by French-Armenian photographer Antoine Agoudjian opened in Istanbul cultural centre ahead of the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
According to The Guardian, it features ninety-six black and white photographs, one for each year since the start of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman empire, on 24 April 1915.
The exhibition titled Burning Eyes is divided into five parts, corresponding to the five vilayets (provinces) formerly decreed as Armenian by the empire – Van, Erzurum, Bitlis, Diyarbakir and Harput – and are now part of eastern Turkey.