Օn November 9 at Hay-Art Cultural Center tooke place the opening of Jacob Majarian’s photo exhibition “Difference of Repetitions”․
The exhibition is organized in frames of the SunChild 6th International Environmental Festival.
The xebition will be open until November 14.
The world around us is shaped by forms and sequences that keep repeating – reflecting into one another, twisting into an illusion of similarities. A deeper look reveals the differences.
Jacob’s recent hypnotizing photographs are in between illusion and reality. They delicately open our ability to see, allowing to perceive and sense the intangible layers of a repeating and different world.
Jacob Majarian was born in the city of Amman, Jordan, October 28th, 1962. He migrated to Sydney, Australia, with his parents in 1970.
Jacob’s first experiments with photography were with a little Hanimex instamatic; armed with this relic he attempted to chase light. Sunsets, flowers, still lives, were all the victims which he shot with a novice eye.
As the years moved on and the equipment grew, he was given the opportunity to travel to
Armenia. At the time of his first trip in 1991, he did not know that the land would eventually be a very large subject for him to capture.
In 1999 he released his first calendar for the year 2000, and a new calendar has been published every year since. His first book Armenia, Pictorial Treasury of an Ancient Land was published in 2001 along with a series of six greeting cards. In 2002 Jacob walked a large amount of Armenia (1000 km), keeping a journal and photographing the journey. This adventure was published in 2003 through a book titled My limp – through Armenia. End of 2004 saw the publication of the third book Armenia – Land of Contrasts.
Jacob lives in Sydney, Australia, and travels to Armenia several times a year capturing images of people, landscape, architecture and nature for future publications to create awareness for the ever changing face of Armenia and its environment.