Week of Contemporary Art 2021. Sandro Arabyan
In the beginning - Photo installation.
'In the beginning' is the most unforgettable photographic project I have worked on. He brought me back to where my life had begun – Mother’s Home Hospital.
Not everyone has the chance to be a part of the miracle of creation, but I received it! To shoot something like that, I had to immerse myself in a completely different world, filled with many unknowns and a bunch of difficulties. The aesthetics I encountered were totally different from anything I knew, and so were the emotions. I witnessed the first breaths of between 60 and 70 babies and their first meetings with their mothers. I hope I was able to capture at least a small part of what I saw and felt!
The thing I will never forget are the feelings in the eyes of the mothers, their happiness and hopes when they first saw their children. I saw the personification of the purest form of love – the mother love. I also saw in the most literal sense of the word how life begin – something priceless!
The full professionalism of the doctors and the freedom they gave me allowed me to capture shots I had only dreamed of. Another thing I couldn’t do this without – was the complete trust I received from my mothers. Thus I came closer to absolute love and complete innocence.
Sandro Arabyan, May, 2021