YEREVAN, AUGUST 9, ARMENPRESS: First Pan-Armenian photo-festival entitled “Under the Open Sky” kicked off today in the Moskovian garden in Yerevan, with the participation of 40 professional photographers and beginners from Armenia and Diaspora.
The open air photo-festival has been organized by the National Association of Armenian Photographers in cooperation with “Vega” company. The festival will last for three days. It presents 200 works related to different themes, including the crash of the Armenian airplane A-320, on May 3.
The head of the National Association of Armenian Photographers Sergey Hakobian said that the festival has been organized during one month and a half and is aimed at the development of photography in Armenia. “Armenian photographers have great potential and our association will do everything possible to make the festival Pan-Armenian and annual,” he said, adding that in future they will try to establish relations with a number of international organizations dealing with photography and participate in international festivals presenting Armenia with the eyes of Armenian photographers.
The head of the association also noted that photographers from Turkey and Iran also presented their works, though because of short time many of the representatives of Diaspora could not participate in the initiative.