|Armenian community in Independence Square after the march for the Fiftieth Anniversary|
The documents include photos of their towns of origin, as well as material on genocide, the exile and the arrival to Uruguay. "Photography is transformed into a new territory of historical and genealogical construction and struggle for the preservation of cultural memory and identity of the Armenian people," explained the organizers.
"In 1965, Uruguay was the first country (and for a long time the only one) to recognize the genocide," added the organizers. "It took fifty years for a State to raise its voice in defense of the Armenian people and through it to defend the ideals of justice and humanization of relations in the international community."
The exhibition will be displayed at the Center of Photography in Montevideo from 30 May to 26 August.