GLENDALE, Calif.–The Glendale Public Library will host on Thursday “A Photographic Journey Through Jerusalem’s Armenian Quarter,” presented by author and photographer Matthew Karanian. The visual event is hosted by the Armenian American Chamber of Commerce and will begin at 7 P.M.
Karanian, a Pasadena lawyer and the the co-author of the best-selling travel guide “Armenia and Karabagh: The Stone Garden Guide.” He traveled to Jerusalem earlier this year as part of a research and photography project documenting the Armenian community and the Old City’s Armenian Quarter. His Jerusalem photography will be included in a large format photography book to be released in 2012 with co-author Robert Kurkjian.
Karanian’s photography has appeared in such magazines as CNN Traveler, Photo Life, and Photo District News (PDN). He has photographed leaders such as former Presidents Bill Clinton and Robert Kocharian, in the Oval Office of the White House, and several Miss Armenia beauty queen.
The free-admission program will be presented in English in the Glendale Central Library Auditorium at 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale.
Asbarez featured Karanian’s recent photography in a photo-story Tuesday titled, “Armenian in Jerusalem: The Politics of Survival in the Holy Land.”