Windows of the Soul Exhibit Opens At ACCEA

Posted on November 7, 2012 by Alexandra Avakian

I'm in Yerevan, Armenia, where my exhibit Windows of the Soul: My Journeys in the Muslim World opened at the Armenian Center Of Contemporary Experimental Art! It was curated by the eminent Edward Balassanian.

This exhibit was originally created by Jean-Francois Leroy and Robert Pledge for Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, France, and was expanded by Mark Bussell for my exhibit on NYC's Broadway at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

The exhibit in Yerevan is supported by ACCEA, the distinguished think tank Civilitas, and the U.S. State Department. I'm doing four speaking events and many interviews associated with this exhibit.Today I was honored when the US Ambassador Heffern gave a lovely speech and Salpi Ghazarian of Civilitas did a live interview with me in front of a packed house at ACCEA.

Afterwards was the opening of the exhibit.I have worked in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh countless times since covering the Armenian earthquake in 1988 for LIFE magazine, including photographing the war in Nagorno-Karabagh for The New York Times, Time, and National Geographic, and publishing a 28 page article called The Rebirth of Armenia in the March 2004 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

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