After I saw this shelf of vintage paperbacks, I imagined my own fantasy bookshelf full of volumes that reflected the reality of our own times.
A 10-year investigation into the contemporary legacy of Ottoman studio photography is well underway, and here are some excellent images for those who may have missed the first exhibition.
Writers are often measured in books but I’ve avoided books for the most part, since I don’t feel like the contain the type of writing I want to be doing at the moment fits into that form. So, I decided to compile a handy list of some notable works of writing I think gives you a good idea about my work.
One of the things I remember from my 1986 trip to Soviet Armenia was Martiros Saryan’s large painting dedicated to the Armenian soldiers who died in World War II. It struck me as a beautiful way to remember them as cut flowers in jar-like vases. Humble and ephemeral, the colored plants suggest the special spark and fragility of life.
This originally appears in AGBU News magazine (April 2002) In New York, they say there are eight million stories in the naked city. We can be sure thousands of those are Armenians who have and continue to feed, enrich, and define the city that is known as the greatest in the world. The engine of […]