Hrair Sarkissian, Background, 2012. Courtesy van de kunstenaar.

Sarkissian's practice has involved recuperative acts drawn from personal memory, as well as a resuscitation of hidden histories, which have been developed through in-depth research and human encounter. The artist has continued, since his youth, to capture his images with an analogue large-format camera, where human figures are most often absent.

Hrair Sarkissian, Background, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.