July 17, 2015
On Thursday July 30th 2015 at 6:30 PM, the Armenian Museum will be presenting a program and book release by the noted Canadian-Armenian photographer, Hrair Hawk Khatcherian.
His latest work titled “100: 1915-2015” includes over 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.
Hawk 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.
Hawk 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 Thursday July 30th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries, 3rd Floor.
Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.