PHOTOS BY KIRK: Film Screening & Discussion ~ Sunday, March 28, 2021 ~ On Zoom

Film Discussion Film Screening NAASR Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives

Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm Eastern / 4:00 pm Pacific
Live on Zoom. Registration is required and free.
Livestream on NAASR's YouTube channel Armenian Studies.

FILM SCREENING: Photos by Kirk (26 minutes)
Directed, Produced, and Edited by Jamie Day Fleck

PANEL DISCUSSION
JAMIE DAY FLECK, Filmmaker
RUTH THOMASIAN, Founder, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives
SEVAG YEGHOYAN, Founder, Pomegranate Film Festival (Toronto)
MARC A. MAMIGONIAN, Director of Academic Affairs, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)

Photos by Kirk tells the story of an Armenian Genocide survivor who immigrated to America in 1920 and worked as a photographer in the Bronx from the 1920s to 1970s. Kourken Hovsepian (professional-ly known as Kirk) photographed weddings, bar mitzvahs, confirmations, and local events. His photo-graphs document a unique period in New York City’s history and the ethnically diverse inhabitants of his neighborhood. Though he lost his whole family in the tragic events of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire, Kirk’s story revives the American Dream and what it means to document generations of celebratory events in other people’s lives.

CO-SPONSORS
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives

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