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Sunday December 4, 2022, 3 to 6 EST

Project Save Photograph Archive Holiday Party & Fundraiser

Come enjoy Armenian wine, hors d’oeuvres, and music while supporting Project Save’s unique and vital mission to preserve and share original photographs of the Armenian world. There will be a presentation by Dr. Vaun about all the recent changes and new initiatives at Project Save, as well as a silent auction of three limited edition photographic prints from our archive. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 7 to 8:30 EST

Photography, Memory, History: A Conversation with Artist in Residence Pavel Romaniko

*Update: This event will now be held over Zoom*

Photographer and artist Pavel Romaniko has spent the past few months exploring Project Save’s vast collection of original photographs, primarily focusing on an extensive collection of photos from Armenia during the late 1980s-early 1990s and the imminent collapse of the Soviet Union. Romaniko will discuss these photographs and his work as a photographer and artist who left the USSR when he was a teenager.  

Past event recordings

Conversations on Photography

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Event description: The invention of photography in the 19th century helped launch the intense boom of modernity. Today, photography is such a core part of our everyday lives that we often take it for granted. In this talk, Elena Bulat, Photograph Conservator at Harvard University, will discuss the origins and continuing impact of this world-changing invention. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Event description: Photographer and architect Norair Chahinian opens our Fall installments of “Conversations on Photography”. He has worked on various photographic projects in Armenia, the Middle East, and Turkey, as well as in his native Brazil. His photo book, “The Power of Emptiness: Talking with Stones in Historical Armenia”, was published in 2015.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Event description: Whitinsville, Massachusetts is a historical and storied part of the Armenian diasporan experience. In this presentation, Lisa Misakian and Gregory Jundanian will share their recent work to document the vibrant Armenian-American community of Whitinsville, which in many ways has much in common with other North American communities where Armenians found and redefined themselves in the 19th and 20th centuries. Find the Armenians of Whitinsville here:

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Event description: The next speaker in Project SAVE’s new series, Conversations on Photography, is Nazik Armenakyan, one of the leading documentary photographers in Armenia and co-founder of the 4Plus Collective; a non-profit organization that aims to develop documentary photography in that region. Her talk will explore the ways in which photography has impacted her life for over a decade. She’ll also discuss the current status and potential of photography in Armenia.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Event description: Tatiana Cole is the Paper and Photograph Conservator at the Boston Athenaeum. She is also a member of Project SAVE’s new Advisory Board. Cole’s talk, titled “The Stories Photographs Tell” will discuss the material nature of the photograph, and the value that photographs and archives bring to our lives.