"Are these photographs going to make a difference in our lives?” asked Haykush Karapetyan, 50, when I photographed her this past July in Armenia. I met fifteen families like Haykush’s while documenting, on behalf of the Tufenkian Foundation, families living in extreme poverty. I could have met hundreds of thousands more.

Today, devastating numbers of people living along society’s margins in Armenia regularly live off garbage dumps, children battle malnutrition, alcoholism and domestic violence are commonplace, and families sleep in barns and tin shacks. According to the World Bank, this is how at least one in four people in Armenia lives.

On March 26 and March 27, please join me, curator Narineh Mirzaeian, and the Tufenkian Foundation for HOW WE LIVE, a special exhibition and book release which tells the story of families living on the margins in Armenia.

The exhibition, produced by a talented team of professionals in collaboration with the Tufenkian Foundation, features a warehouse space transformed into a multi-sensory experience with large-scale images, videos, vignettes, and a book of photography.

To learn more and to purchase tickets visit www.HowWeLive.org

For a preview of selected photography visit www.SaraAnjargolian.com

Ticket and book sales benefit Tufenkian Foundation Poverty Relief in Armenia – to learn more visit www.TufenkianFoundation.com


Friday, March 26 – Donor Preview Reception

Saturday, March 27 – Opening

Times for both evenings:

7pm – Exhibit Viewing

9pm – Presentation & Screening of Documentary Short


Casitas Studios

3229 Casitas Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039

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