by Hrair Hawk Khatcherian
"Khatch means cross, in Armenian. Born with a predestined family name as Khatcherian, I could not help but witness and photograph khatchkars, a mission - among others - to which I have devoted since 1992. Twenty-four years of photography, crosses, stones, shapes, details ... Master carvers who dedicate their art and creativity for important events and victories ... in Artsakh, in Armenia, in Western Armenia and Cilicia, in Iran, in Georgia, in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, in Lebanon and in Crimea, in Venice, as well as in museums worldwide. In this book, you will find some samples of my photography archives which contain thousands of Khatchkars; you will travel through time, space and history."