Portraits, political events, photos of urban and rural life and Armenian nature… All this was reflected in the works of twenty-five students of the Department of Camerawork and Photography.
The photo exhibition “The Land of Blooming Stones” which opened at Tekeyan Centre is unprecedented. This is the first time the Centre and ASPU have come up with a joint initiative. The exhibition was attended by lecturers, students, professors and guests.
In his opening remarks, ASPU Rector Ruben Mirzakhanyan stressed the importance of the exhibition. Speaking about the role of a photographer, he said they will do everything possible to restore the tradition of the Centre’s award ceremony in the field of photography.
"First of all this is a good opportunity for students since their works are exhibited with the works of Samvel Sevada, Associate Professor at the Department of Camerawork and Art Photography,” said Ruben Yerzinkyan, head of the Chair of Camerawork, Art Photography and Social-Cultural Activity. He added that although the aim of the exhibition was to encourage students, their works are worth being exhibited next to the master’s works.
Samvel Sevada said the long-awaited exhibition was a success. He hailed ASPU’s student-centered policy and efforts to constantly encourage students. “In photography, it’s important to capture the moment and make it immortal. If you succeed, it means your soul and your stamp fit the photo and will turn it into a work of art,” said writer Yervand Azatyan. He stressed that Samvel Sevada succeeds in uniting artistic and documentary photography.
Intellectuals and guests gathered near the walls which were decorated with photos spoke about the importance of a photographer – the truthful and unbiased recorder of reality, his role of history and the possibilities of the profession. The students thanked their lecturers and said that the Faculty students have great success in the media industry.
The exhibition will run through May 24. New exhibitions are scheduled to open at the State Museum of Nature of Armenia and Yerevan Municipality in the near future.