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Los Angeles, April 2008

"Things that hold no value for the majority are priceless for others."

On a recent trip to Los Angeles I wrote a love letter to my friends within the community of Armenians. It was about the immediate bond of friendship, support and tradition I felt while I was amongst them. During this last extended visit in Los Angeles, this vast city became my home away from home - and my ever-growing circle of friends has become my new family. I want to celebrate them - these pictures are my new letter.

I would like to thank my family for their support: my cousin Garo Mardirossian for giving me hospitality in a huge mansion; my cousin Maral Kazazian for introducing me to the AFFMA crew; my friend Sonya Varoujian whose support I will never forget. Hovnan Derderian, for calling me every week and asking me how I felt in this new, big metropolis; my friend Maro Khodaveerdi for sharing with me moments of "Italianess".

This body of work was possible because of the support of three strong women:

Taleen Tertzakian
Tamar Sinanian
Sara Anjargolian

And to all those who were a part of this project, GRAZIE.

Daniel Varoujean Kevorkian

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About the Author

Daniel Varoujean Kevorkian
dvkevo Firenze, Toscana, Italy

Daniel Varoujean Kevorkian was born in Firenze, Italy, on the 1st of September 1976, he is the second son of Mkhitarian-educated Armenian
architect Simon Kevorkian and Emanuelita Vecchio, a former scholar at the prestigious
Accademia della Crusca.

Born and raised in Florence, after receiving a Master in Fine Arts he pursued his career in photography as an art director, set designer as well as photographer.

Publish Date  March 20, 2008

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  36 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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