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Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Do you know Armenia? I am sure really you don’t. But even if you know Armenia you cannot do it as well as Hayk Melkonyan does. Hayk Melkonyan is my close friend. But the matter is Hayk Melkonyan is also a traveler, mountain guide, journalist and photographer. Hayk Melkonyan is a real “Armenia’s singer”. He knows Armenia. He loves Armenia. He shows us true Armenia in his unforgettable photos.

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Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

About two years ago Hayk Melkonyan presented his photo exhibition “Unexplored and pathless Armenia”. The exhibition took place in Moscow and was organized with my humble help.

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Hayk Melkonyan

Hayk Melkonyan is a photo artist. He devotes all his time and efforts to taking pictures of his beloved Armenia. Maybe he knows depths of Armenia as nobody does. Hayk Melkonyan feels Armenia as his own heart. But moreover and the most important is that Hayk Melkonyan has a unique ability of sharing his knowledge and feelings with the spectators. When we see these photos we are falling in love in Armenia as Hayk Melkonyan. How is he doing it? Maybe he is a magician.

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

All these published photos were taken from the originals of that photo exhibition “Unexplored and pathless Armenia” in September 2012. It was not studio photography. It was just reportage from the exhibition. That’s why you can see light spots and artifacts in the pictures.

Every photo from the exhibition by Hayk Melkonyan has it’s own history. Some photos were related by a common idea and they were presented in triptychs.

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

With great pleasure I introduce you to the photo world by Hayk Melkonyan. I feel proud we are friends. I will be glad if you are interested in Armenia and Hayk Melkonyan’s work.

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Unknown Armenia by Hayk Melkonyan

Text by Igor Shiryaev. Photo from the Hayk Melkonyan’s exhibition “Unexplored and pathless Armenia” by Igor Shiryaev and Larisa Shiryaeva.

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The Internet mass media Different View. 03.08.2014