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Lecture: The Lost Armenian Photographic Studios of the Ottoman Empire


It is frequently acknowledged that Armenians played a major role in Ottoman photography, and yet much of this story has still yet to be written.  This lecture by David Low approaches the history of Ottoman Armenian photography through an examination of a wide variety of photographers and studios, from the famous residents of Constantinople’s Grand Rue de Péra to the lesser known establishments of the Armenian provinces.

David Low has recently submitted PhD research at the Courtauld Institute of Art on the subject of photography during the last years of the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Genocide.

Venue: The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DP