Mariné Anakharounian’s fascination with the camera stems from her childhood travels in her native Armenia, an ancient land full of medieval churches and beautiful landscapes. Her photos focus on the harmonious combination of these ancient monuments and atypical landscapes and on the exploration of the different moods in nature. Ms. Anakharounian’s rendering of these idyllic surroundings – at times devoid of human presence – are her emotional responses to the excitement that these experiences provoke. Spontaneity, however, remains central to her work. Ms. Anakharounian has a keen eye for the familiar seen from an unexpected angle, which often creates a completely original composition. Her photos contain an element of surprise. Architectural fragments become completely new images. Simple objects become powerful graphic statements. Her keen eye for detail and her interest in light give us images that intrigue and fascinate. Mariné Anakhatounian is a photographer who strives for perfection and is in constant pursuit of innovation. She pays great attention to technical considerations and to every detail of the development of her idea. Her works are in public and private collections in Montréal, Moscow, and Yerevan.