In June 2015, TUMO Yerevan was visited by San Francisco-based food photographer John Lee. A group of TUMOians traveled around Armenia with Lee and photographed the gastronomic excellence they encountered. The group covered all kinds of food photography, from studio to documentary, and visited markets, restaurants and homes in different cities and rural areas of Armenia. They traveled to Gyumri, Dilijan, Zovq, Sevan, Artsakh and other cities and villages, capturing the full spectrum of Armenian cuisine by the end.

Ani Avdalyan – 21
Ani Kocharyan – 16
Anna Mkrtchyan – 17
Anna Yolchyan – 16
Areg Amirkhanyan – 19
Diana Ter-zakaryan – 17

Emma Dovlatyan – 19
Gegham Arevshatyan – 17
Lili Petrosyan – 20
Inessa Karapetyan – 17
Janna Gevorgyan – 17
Maria Gyonjyan – 14

Mariam Khurshudyan – 17
Mariam Tovmasyan – 14
Meri Heybatyan – 16
Sona Ayvazyan – 16
Tzovinar Sirekanyan – 17

John Lee

John Lee is a San Francisco-based photographer who specializes in gastronomic still life, portraiture and reportage. He has shot numerous cookbooks with celebrity chefs and personalities such as Guy Fieri, Tyler Florence, Richard Blais, and Sunny Anderson. Other clients include Apple Inc., Chronicle Books, Discovery Channel, Food Network, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Men’s Journal, The Sunday Times Magazine, Time Magazine, etc.

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