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Artsakh: The Photographer’s Eye!
February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PSTFree
co-sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union, Greater Fresno Chapter
Since 1992, Hrair Hawk Khatcherian has been capturing the eternal images of Artsakh (Mountainous Karabakh) which he shares with his readers in this book. His travels started in 1988,
with his involvement and participation in various Armenian diaspora activities related to the Karabakh Movement. Inspired by curiosity, he travelled to Artsakh regularly from 1992 until and including the year when the first conflict started, till 2020.
His travels to his ancestral lands allowed him to study its history, focusing on its culture, its people, its nature, and the sacred mountains of the region. A return to the origins, enriching voyages…
This book is a recap of stunning photographs, in black and white, as well as, in color. They say and represent everything that needs to be said. An approach to keep the Artsakh region with us for eternity.
Hrair Hawk Khatcherian is an internationally-renowned photographer. Originally from Lebanon, Khatcherian moved to Canada in 1984. He has spent thirty years documenting Armenian cultural heritage through photography and has presented exhibitions and lectures around the world. His photographs have appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and journals. Khatcherian has traveled to Armenia over 150 times and taken many risks to capture the images of monasteries, churches, fortresses, khatchkars (stone-cross in Armenian), villages, manuscripts, among others.
In order to fully encompass the scope of the ancient Armenian lands, Khatcherian has traveled to Armenia over 150 times to photograph a multitude of regions, during all four seasons, from the picturesque mountains of Artsakh to the biblical Mount Ararat to the honey and fruits throughout the Lori region. Dormant volcanoes, lakes, and significant sites, such as the Arax River, and all its accompanying natural beauty, have propelled his work.