A retrospective photo exhibition titled "Black Life" by award-winning Armenian photojournalist and documentary photographer Ruben Mangasaryan (1963-2009) opened at the Art Gallery on the evening of Sept. 16 in Yerevan, Armenia.
Mangasaryan shot the story "Black Life," which won several awards and was published in Days of Japan magazine and BCC Online, from 2003 to 2009. The project documents the life of an Armenian family that fled the war over Nagorno Karabakh for the village of Bagratashan.
News Web site armtown.com writes:
The Gadyans' Black Life is about extreme poverty, trauma and squalor. The family stove, fueled chiefly by plastic, has a leaking stovepipe that lets heavy smoke into the home, coating everything and everyone with soot.
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