Yesterday, December 7, was Earthquake Remembrance Day in memory of all the thousands of people who died in northern Armenia on December 7, 1988.
This picture won that year’s World Press Photo Award. I wonder what has become of the people in the picture. Are they still alive? Have they been able to rebuild their lives? Do they still live in Gyumri or have they fled the earthquake zone or maybe Armenia altogether? If they still live in Gyumri, do they have decent permanent housing by now or do they still live in one of those “temporary” domiks?