Analog spiritualist. Crumbling cities and strange places. Jon Michael Anzalone works independently on stories of personal interest and significance, carrying out well-studied, politically mature, and humanist photo essays on obscure topics. His...
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Ayb, Part 4: Akhber
jon michael anzalone
Sep 15, 2015
The fourth, final section of my work in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, Ayb, discusses the political postures of the states and organizations surrounding Armenia's two main challenges: seeking recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Turkey; and its contested occupation, or liberation, of the region of Artsakh which is politically recognized as part of Azerbaijan. Reflecting on the project's greater theme of family, I explore the strength of brotherhood and its ability to transcend power structures.