My name is Avo, if you can't tell already I like telling stories about people. You can check out my creative portfolio here on my site. But I wanted to draw your attention to my latest project.
In January of 2017 I launched a documentary series entitled Echoes of Survival, in which I document the lives of a variety of artists of Armenian-American decent. I started the project in April 2015, during the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Echoes is an experimental doc about the ambiguity of what it means to be a contemporary Armenian living in America. I sat down with each artist featured in the project, and talked to them about their lives and what inspires them to keep creating.
Each of the artists featured has a different interpretation on what they feel makes him or herself Armenian, how cultural identity manifests itself in their artistic approach, or doesn't.