* Integrate the process of analog printing to your authorial approach;
* Develop singularity and a unique approach by mastering the process of analog image printing and its results;
* To improve the knowledge of the analog image process from choosing the image to the finishing.
1961. Antoine Agoudjian was born in Saint Maur, near Paris, to Clement Agoudjian and Ankine Arydjian garment industry workers. He first discovered his roots through Armenian dancing at the age of five. Since then, dancing has always been with him.
1987. He got acquainted with photography, while he was working for a photo lab to pay for his trip back to France.
1989. After the earthquake in Armenia, he joined a humanitarian organization for one year in order to work as a logistician and an interpreter. This is when he started making his first photographic works, whenever he could save some time on his charitable commitments.
1990. Back to France, he published his first book on his life experience in Armenia entitled “Le Feu sous la Glace” Parenthèses publishing.
1991. He started a report on poverty and very soon he got in touch with the “Restos du Coeur» to complete his work within a charity organization.
1992-2003. At the same time, he worked in a professional photo lab where he became a specialist in black and white photo printing, Pictorial Service in Paris.
1992. He met Robert Doisneau who helped him to design his second book “Portraits des Restos du Coeur” published by Calmann-Levy. Then he joined the Gamma/Rapho agency thanks to the support of R. Doisneau.
1993. Antoine Agoudjian started a report in Armenia under the blockade period imposed by Azerbaijan.
1996. He started a report in the Djavaghk region of Georgia and in the self proclaimed republic of Karabagh. the publishing house asked him to conduct a study on Istanbul for a new book : “Istanbul Peut- Être “ Parenthèses publishing.
1997/2006. His fourth book covering a ten-year period of reports in Armenia and the Armenians in the Caucasus region : « Rêves Fragiles » Actes Sud publishing.
1999-2006. He initiated his project on the memory of Armenians ; in Caucasus by Armenia Kharabagh & Géorgia, and in the Middle–East, he started with Jerusalem, Lebanon, Syria, Anatolia, Turkey, Iraq during the war and finally Iran.
2003. He devoted completly his time to his project.
2005 Many articles are published on his work in French and international magazines and newspapers. His works are bought by public and private collections ; (BNF, BML, Lyon and âris Municipalities).
2011. He is the first photographer since the genocide began the 24 April 1915 to present an exhibition on the Armenian memory in a private gallery in Istanbul Turkey with an opening presented in April.
2015. New book Published in France and in the United States of his 27 years of work, “The Cry of Silence” traces of Armenian memory; Flammarion publishing. A bilingual publication (French and English) for the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. He exhibited also in April in eastern Turkey in Diyarbakir in an amazing space, (the capital of the Turkish Kurdistan), invited by the municipality.