Armenian Museum Presents Talk by Hrair Hawk Khatcherian

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WATERTOWN, Mass.—On Thurs., July 30, at 6:30 p.m., the Armenian Museum of America will present a program and book release by noted Canadian-Armenian photographer Hrair Hawk Khatcherian.

Cover of 100: 1915-2015

His latest work titled, 100: 1915-2015, includes more than 1,000 photographs and is a visual record of the rich Armenian cultural heritage 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 and 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. His latest book, the culmination of more than 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. Hawk also examines the transformation of old churches, either by renovation or by reuse for different functions.

The event will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries, 3rd floor, on 65 Main St. in Watertown. Hawk will provide a slide presentation about the new book, and will have copies available for sale at the presentation. Light refreshments will be served. It is free and open to the public.

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