A Photographic Journey Of Armenia’s Natural


Arlington Advocate
July 18 2008

This past spring, the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA)
and Armenia Tree Project (ATP) hosted an open call for submissions
for their upcoming joint, juried exhibit, "A Photographic Journey
of Armenia’s Natural Treasures." The response was overwhelming —
ALMA and ATP received more than 600 submissions from professional
and amateur photographers throughout the world.

Honorary juror Judy Ann Goldman, owner of the Judy Ann Goldman Fine
Art gallery on Boston’s Newbury Street, recently helped the ALMA and
ATP jurors narrow down the entries to 93 photographs.The selected
entries illustrate a number of themes, ranging from Armenia’s natural
landscape and biodiversity to environmental challenges.

The following photographers have been chosen to participate in
the upcoming exhibit: Vahan Abrahamyan (Armenia), Chris Agazaryan
(California), Rich Bartell (China), Hapet Berberian (Massachusetts),
Levon Berberian (New York), Eli Burak (Vermont), Aram Comjean
(Massachusetts), Ireneusz Cyranek (Denmark), Joseph Dagdigian
(Massachusetts), Julie Dermansky (New Jersey), Ani Garibyan
(California), Avetis Ghazanchyan (Armenia), Karen Harutyunyan
(Armenia), Sarah Hayes (Massachusetts), Jirair Hovsepian
(Massachusetts), Kathryn Howard (New York), Armen Iskandaryan
(Armenia), Matthew Karanian (California), Hrair Khatcherian (Canada),
Robert Kurkjian (California), Philip Khetchian (Massachusetts), Ara
Kahrmanian (Australia), Alexander Malkhasyan (Armenia), Jeff Masarjian
(Massachusetts), Ara Meshkanbarian (California), Sossy Nercessian
(Massachusetts), Rita Papagian (New Jersey), Astghine Pasoyan
(Armenia), Vahe Peroomian (California), Elsa Ronningstam-Khetchian
(Massachusetts), Hakob Sanasaryan (Armenia), Kara Setian-Marston
(Maryland), Anush Seyranyan (Armenia), Paul Vartan Sookiasian
(Pennsylvania) and Mikhayil Voskanov (Armenia).

Their works will be on display and for sale in ALMA’s Contemporary
Art Gallery from September 11 through October 9, 2008.