Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 7pm ET/4pm PT
On Zoom and NAASR's YouTube Channel.
TASHA VORDERSTRASSE, Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present Exhibition Curator and Catalog Editor
CHARISSA JOHNSON, Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present catalog Co-Author
POLINA KASIAN, Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present catalog Co-Author
The Oriental Institute (OI) of the University of Chicago has a collection of 19th-century photographs from Iran, almost all of them by the Armenian-Iranian photographer Antoin Sevruguin. The collection is the subject of a current OI special exhibition and all the photographs have been published in the accompanying catalog, Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present, publication of which was supported in part by a grant from NAASR and the Knights of Vartan Fund for Armenian Studies.
Join the exhibition curator and catalog editor, Tasha Vorderstrasse, in conversation with two of the authors of the catalog, Charissa Johnson and Polina Kasian. Each of them brought their own perspective to Sevruguin's photographs, which allow us to better understand his pictures and Sevruguin’s unique vision.
Photo: Sevruguin Negative number: 618 (P. 1131 / N. 23667) (above) and 1230 (P. 1201 / N. 24519)
Ararat-Eskijian Museum (AEM)
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
Society for Armenian Studies
Click here to purchase the catalog from NAASR.