Translated by Michele McKay Aynesworth, Bardig Kouyoumdjian Photographer, Christine Simone Journalist
Bardig Kouyoumdjian, a photographer and grandchild of a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, went to the Syrian desert, where hundreds of thousands of Armenians found their end. He made an unparalleled journey to these forgotten places, the centers of deportation in Aleppo, Meskene, Rakka, and Deir-Zor. He also managed to find the main sites of the massacres at Shaddade, Markade, Ras-ul-Ain and Suwar. The moving photography is enriched by his account, written down by Christine Siméone.