The Aurora prize

Natalie Aroyan

Opera singer Natalie Aroyan is one of Australia’s finest sopranos. Though she leads a life of global travel and stage success, she remains acutely aware of her Armenian roots. She marked the centennial of the Armenian Genocide by writing and performing a new stage production, “An Armenian Journey,” at the Sydney Concert Hall.
Australian opera singer at home half a world away
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Henry Morgenthau

Henry Morgenthau was a man with the courage to stand alone. As the US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, appointed by President Wilson in 1913, Morgenthau found himself confronting a tide of reports detailing wholesale massacre across the Ottoman Empire.
Henry Morgenthau was a man with the courage to stand alone
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Marianna Pogosyan

There is an inescapable spell of grief in the narratives of most Armenians who lived at the dawn of the 20th century. Every family, it seems, has a haunting story of loss. Everyone has a great-grandfather who had stared death in its callous jaws. Everyone has a great-grandmother who had buried a husband, a brother, a child, while resolving to survive with fierce dignity for the sake of the living. My family is no different.
Daughter of Armenia’s first ambassador to Japan on her family’s journey east of Ararat toward Fuji
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A NEW GLOBAL APPROACH

Noubar Afeyan, the Co-Founder of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, presented the concept of "Global Armenians" at the 3 day events dedicated to the 110th Anniversary of the Armenian General Benevolent Union in New York. The presentation was made on October 28, during the panel “Becoming Global Armenians: The Way Forward.” Mr.

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The Future for All Armenians Is Now

Historic Opportunity for Armenians to Unite and Together Enable Armenia’s Future

This weekend, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the U.S. and the world’s largest Armenian organization, celebrates its 110th anniversary in New York City. Underscoring this milestone is the extraordinary opportunity to reshape the future of Armenia, and to reflect on how every one of us can contribute toward a stronger Armenia tomorrow.

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Vartan Melkonian

Abbey Road studios in central London has seen concerts and recordings aplenty since it was immortalized by The Beatles in 1969. But there has never been anything quite like the event that took place in April 2014.
The refugee who became the great conductor
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Tigran Hamasyan

Born in Gyumri, Armenia in 1987, composer, singer and musician Tigran Hamasyan is as comfortable with jazz as he is with Armenian folk music. Only three years after he began playing piano, he won the Montreux Jazz Festival’s piano competition at the age of 16. He released his debut album at the age of 18, after moving to Los Angeles with his family. He later returned to Armenia, where he taught master classes and found inspiration in his beloved Armenian music.
A spiritual music pilgrimage
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Arsinée Khanjian

“You know you exist when someone is there opposite you who acknowledges your presence and your narrative. Until what happened 100 years ago is fully acknowledged, there will be no reconciliation for that part of our history, no matter how many centuries pass,” says artist Arsinée Khanjian.
Award-winning Canadian artist: “I had to be in Istanbul on April 24”
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"Armenia sings on in our hearts"

"Armenia sings on in our hearts" takes you on a journey through the diversity of the diasporas of Argentina, Brazil, the United States and France as it explores the history of Armenians fleeing the genocide in the early twentieth century in search of a new home. It is a cultural journey that invites us to engage with an ancient civilization through stories, interviews, dance and music.

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The Photographic Eye of the Beholder

Documentary photography often calls people's attention to issues that tend to get swept under the rug, avoided or purposefully forgotten. Time and again, photographers appeal to our conscience to help nudge us out of shells and comfort zones and into unedited reality.

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Bird’s Eye View

Harsh winters are rare in Yerevan, and any snow that falls usually melts away quickly. But on those few days when temperatures fall below zero and snow blankets the city, Yerevan turns into a magical set for a winter fairytale. Do enjoy these aerial images of Armenia’s winter wonderland! 

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AURORA PRIZE

“It’s time to show the power of what we feel.”