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BIOGRAPHY

Osheen Harruthoonyan currently lives and works in Toronto as a photographer and film maker. Drawing upon his rich experiences living in Tehran , Athens and Vancouver , he addresses subjects of memory and the deconstructive process of time. All black and white prints are created and printed by alternative processes achieved in a traditional wet darkroom.

ARTIST STATEMENT

These prints are part of a larger body of work entitled Elephants . The series is about the disintegration and abstraction of memories and reality as a result of dementia, time lapse, or circumstance. Each individual print is based on this idea or is directly related to a particular disorder.

The prints were created by chemically manipulating medium format negatives. In a wet darkroom, during various printing stages, they underwent further manipulation to attain the final result. All prints are done on fibre based photopaper.