WATERTOWN — On Thursday, July 30 at 6.30 p.m., the Armenian Museum will present a program and book release by the noted Canadian-Armenian photographer, Hrair Hawk Khatcherian.
His latest work, titled 100: 1915-2015, includes more than 1,000 photographs and is a visual record of the rich cultural heritage of Armenians that has survived and flourished. Beginning with Mt. Ararat and the story of Noah’s ark, the book reflects the rise and fall of Armenian kingdoms, the establishment an ebbing of Armenian communities in Armenia and in foreign lands, and the current status of Armenians today.
Khatcherian is the author of 12 other books on art and photography, and his latest book, the culmination of over 40 years of labor, is dedicated to the 100th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. The book examines the role of Armenians around the world, and the waxing and waning of their churches and communities into the 21st century. Through images of locations, buildings and artifacts, he tells the stories of these ancient peoples. When communities flourish, they build new churches, when communities wane, the churches are abandoned and the congregation disappears. He also examines the transformation of old churches, either by renovation, or by reuse for different functions.
He will provide a slide presentation about the new book, and will have copies available for sale at the presentation. Please join us in celebrating the Armenian legacy.
This event will take place in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries, 3rd Floor.