Armenian Guerrilla Fighters (1895) print
The figures in this print are from a famous old photograph of Armenian guerrilla fighters who opposed Ottoman soldiers during the Hamidian massacres, 1895. The woman on the right is known to be Eghisapet Sultanian, the other woman is unidentified.
The poem is by Shushanik Kurghinian (1876 – 1927) who is considered one of the founders of feminist and proletarian literature in the Armenian language. She viewed her work as giving a voice to the voiceless.
Letterpress, relief and two layer screen print.
|Dimensions||8 × 8 in|