In this webinar, the Promise Armenian Institute marks the launch of a new digital exhibit at the Armenian Image Archive, which explores Kurkdjian’s stereoscopic images of Ani in 1881, taken over a period of five months after he was a photographer for the Russian Army. Dr. Joseph Malikian, curator of this new exhibit, will tell the story of Kurkdjian’s photographic expedition to Ani, and the opposition he encountered from the Russian authorities.
To mark the publication of the beautiful Armenian Treasures in Romania (Patrimoniul Eparhiei Armene din România), join us for this presentation by three of the contributors to the volume, scholars Levon Chookaszian and Claude Mutafian and renowned photographer Hrair Hawk Khatcherian.
Having launched a new exhibit from the Armenian Image Archive, the panelists explore the fourteen "Stations of the Cross" along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, highlighting photographs from the Bonfils Studio in 1875 and new images from photographer Jack Persekian.
This special two-day, in person and Zoom event highlighted mid-19th century Armenian life and cultural history featured in the newly translated memoir of Setrak Timourian and his family’s migration from Gesaria (Kayseri) to Los Angeles.
This project was made possible with support fromCalifornia Humanities, a non-profit of the National Endowment for the Humanities.