հյուրընկալություն. This streaming archive is dedicated to collecting a family album of Armenian Joy.

Often the Armenian people are portrayed as survivors in sorrowing ways. This album shows the brighter parts of who we are. We are not only resilient. We’re a benevolent folk, who know how to enjoy life. 

The Armenian Joy family album is composed of images submitted from personal albums from Armenians from around the world. The digital forms of the project - website and instagram - are woven with images of historical figures of Armenian descent found online and courtesy of Armenian Women Artists Archive.

Joy is an act of resistance. This work aims to unite the diaspora as one family, to inspire connection and serve as an act of resistance to the ongoing genocide and erasure of our ancestral lands and history.

Despite our losses, with every breath and chance meeting with one another - we create a new armenia.

How can I support this project?

︎ Share the project with your loved ones. Follow us on Instagram.

︎ Contribute images for the album;

upload here.

What happens with my submitted images?

︎ All submitted images are printed on photo paper and arranged into an archival photo album. The digital files are uploaded to our own private archive cloud server and published online; to the website and Instagram.

Thank you to all of our contributors.

Access full list of names here

This project is a seed from the Armenian Creatives garden. An ongoing collaboration between Anahit Pogosian and Cassandra Tavukciyan. 

We welcome connection and collaboration. For all inquiries, please send an email.



Thank you to all of our contributors. This work would not be possible without your support. 

Only image contributors are credited. Names of people photographed are omitted. 


Alex Aleco

Alina Gregorian

Alisha Sophia Noble

Anahit Momjian

Anahit Pogosian

Angela Tornello

Arsen Oricci

Caroline Partamian

Justin Kaladjian

Kamee Abrahamian

Kohar Minassian

Katie Giritlian

Lara Talatinian

Lilly Torosyan

Narine Akopian

Rehan Miskci

Tsovinar Kuiumchian

Yasmin Almokhamad

Yelena Avenesova

Yeran Terzian


We welcome connection and collaboration. For all inquiries, please send an email.︎