Armenoui Kasparian Saraidari


Photo Presents employs portraits from my family collection that have been at some point in the past exchanged between family members. In Photo Presents the image and the handwritten notes on the back of the original print amalgamate and produce a new document. In the darkroom, I used local control of the exposure, to bring to the fore the texture, grain, foxing, mildew, cracks and damages on the emulsion, handwriting and studio stamps on the reverse side.



Rejecting violence with the lens in former Ottoman territories

P21 Gallery, London, UK.

Curator: Joy Stacey

11 September – 31 October 2015 

Artists: Mou da Fedhila, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Šejla Kamerić, Armenoui Kasparian Saraidari, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, Nadia Mounier and Joy Stacey

Autonomy of Self brought together moving image and photography from across the former Ottoman territories to explore how individuals are using the human image to refuse violence and con ict.

Parallel events included the award-winning author Louis de Bernières reading from Birds Without Wings and a panel discussion and film screening with Leslie Hakim-Dowek and Dora Carpenter-Latiri discussed ‘Memories of Beirut and Tunis: Transformed Cities and the Family Album’ and Nouritza Matossian presenting her documentary Heart of Two Nations: Hrant Dink. A symposium with the artists was hosted by the Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at The Swedenborg Society Hall, and chaired by Max Houghton. The exhibition and events were supported by the Arts Council England, London College of Communication, UAL, and the British Institute for the Study of Iraq. 

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