When is a city born? When does it mature
? When does it acquire an identity? There is just one answer to all three questions: when it looks death in the eye. This is a land of myths and traditions, where people do not die but, rather
, are transformed into legends and live on with their curses and blessings, continuing to put their stamp on their environment, to inspire future generations and to draw up the maps of the country’s culture. a??VahA© Oshagan Father Land by VahA© and Ara Oshagan
is a poetic and personal journey through the rugged, human-and-history-laden landscape of Karabagh. It is also a unique collaboration between a photographer son and his famous, writer father. A family steeped in Armenian literature and art, VahA© and Ara Oshagan’s work is the result of an intensely felt connection to their heritage and homeland. Father Land is a literary and visual contemplation of Karabagh’s present-day, its history, and its culture, as well as a meditation on transnational...