The Big Picture: Armenia’s Vernissage in Mobile
At Vernissage, Armenia’s iconic outdoor market, you can find everything from kitschy souvenirs targeted towards Armenian Diasporans, who visit the country in droves for summer holidays, to handmade khachkars (stone rocks), ceramics and Soviet-era posters, badges and even passports.
A French term used to describe a preview of an art exhibition, Vernissage has been a Yerevan staple since the 80s and runs behind the main Republic Square on Saturdays and Sundays.
This mobile phone photo essay, which combines the iPhone along with PicPlz mobile photo sharing software takes you through a taste of Armenia’s eclectic flea market.
All photos by L.Aghajanian/ © ianyanmag