Boston Auction

Below is a sneak peek of the five exclusive prints that will be up for auction after dinner on Saturday, June 10th to raise money for landmine removal in Karabakh. These will be printed in the size you request except the fossil star image which is 8x8 inches...

Together we can ensure all steps are Safe Steps for the people of Karabakh. Remember, every gift is matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous foundation.

 

Lot 1 - Fossil Stars

“The day this image was taken, I spent the morning photographing amazing women and men working hard to make an anti-personnel minefield safe for the people of Karabakh. Later we stopped by Astghashen village where every time it rains, the ground is covered with thousands of tiny perfect stars” - photographer Scout Tufankjian

Photo taken on March 22, 2016 in Astghashen village

Guide Price: $2,500

 

Lot 2 - Deminer walking in snow

Marina Barseghian was one of the first female deminers employed in Karabakh. The first team of female deminers deployed on July 14, 2015. Marina told us, “Landmines have affected all of our lives; one of my friends lost her leg while grazing her cattle. I like my job and I am very happy. My salary helps me pay my kids’ tuition.”

Photo taken on March 17, 2016 in Lachin

Guide Price: $1,500

 

Lot 3 - Priest in Gandzasar

The Armenian monastery of Gandzasar dates back to the 13th century and is considered to be Nagorno Karabakh's most significant cultural and historical building. During the 1992-94 war, cluster bombs were dropped on the area, with many left unexploded and dangerous on the land surrounding the monastery. HALO worked there for three months in the summer of 2010 locating and destroying 29 cluster bombs. Priest Father Grigor said, “People were frightened to visit their family graves because of the unexploded bombs. Now they’ve been destroyed, every guest can safely visit the monastery and its lands”.

Photo taken on March 19, 2016 in Gandzasar

Guide Price: $1,500

 

Lot 4 - Chess

Nine-year-old Diana Budaghyan beats ten-year-old Artur Petrosyan in chess during school in Khtsaberd village. This mountain village had many minefields in the fields around it. HALO has cleared most of these but is seeking funds to clear the last of them. In Karabakh, a third of the landmine victims are children.

Photo taken on May 20, 2016 in Khtsaberd village

Guide Price: $1,500

 

Lot 5 - Karkar Canyon

A forester walks by an American tourist in Karkar Canyon near the city of Shushi. The area was the site of huge battles during the war, and the forester has identified many munitions to be destroyed by HALO’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams.

Photo taken on May 22, 2016 in Karkar Canyon

Guide Price: $1,500