American Photographer Scout Tufankjian, of Armenian descent, has spent the last six years documenting the Armenian diaspora which she sees as strong and vibrant despite the 100-year-old tragedy of the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
The genocide displaced nearly three-fifths of the Armenian population. April 24, 2015 marks 100 years since the killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman government between 1915 and 1923.
Moscow: A couple walks hand-in-hand happily through a metro station after a dinner party with friends. They got engaged a few weeks later.
Like many of Armenian descent, Tufankjian seeks an acknowledgement that what happened 100 years ago was a genocide, but she doesn't want her cultural heritage defined by that tragedy. She sees her book as being about a people who have survived, with over eight million living in over 85 countries around the world.
Istanbul: Taken during Tufankjian's trip to Istanbul to mark the 100th year since the start of the Armenian genocide, a young Armenian-American woman sits in Istanbul’s Holy Trinity Armenian Church, April 23, 2015.