Although women’s roles in society have evolved immensely throughout the centuries, they still differ vastly among different cultures and countries. Christina Cherekdjian, a young Armenian living in America, is interested in studying women in their everyday realities in present day Armenia. Her vision is to document women of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, and rural and urban environments through photography with the help of other young diasporan women. Christina hopes that these photos will be able to help educate, and spark interest and dialogue about modern day roles of women in Armenia’s society.
Photos from her cultural experiment will be showcased at an art exhibit that will travel throughout Armenia and the United States allowing Christina to share her thoughts and discoveries for one year. The exhibit will be hung in museums, art galleries and school throughout Armenia to help launch a discussion about women’s roles in Armenia.
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On July 23, Christina Cherekdjian's project came to life with the opening of the Aghcheeg Project Photo Exhibit in Yerevan, Armenia. Her interest in women's issues prompted her to apply and win a grant through her school to initiate this important project. The Aghcheeg Project Photo Exhibit is comprised of a series of photographs taken by Christina and several of her peers during The Paros Foundation's SERVICE-Armenia 2014 trip this summer.
The exhibit,comprised of more than 40 large format photographs, begins its tour at the Narekatsi Art Center in Armenia where it will be for the next week.
The Aghcheeg Project Photo Exhibit is being showcased at Christina Cherekdjian's school, Notre Dame High School in San Francisco, where she has been asked to speak about her peers about the journey in putting this project together. The photos will also be exhibited at St. Andrews Armenia Church also in the San Francisco Bay Area right after.
The Aghcheeg Project Photo Exhibit is being showcased at The Green Bean Coffee Shop on Amiryan Street in Yerevan, Armenia.
The Aghcheeg Project Photo Exhibit made its way to the Vanadzor Fine Arts Museum for its final showcasing of its year-long tour throughout Armenia. Our SERVICE Armenia 2015 group will be visiting soon to see the exhibit. The exhibit will be available upon request for further art exhibits in Armenia and the US.