Following in his father’s footsteps, Kevork Derhagopian embraced the practice of photography at a very young age. Throughout the 1950s in Damascus, Syria, his talents were reflected in his compositions of striking avant-garde portraiture. As can be seen in this exhibit, he incorporated artistic elements of portrait photography utilized by the renowned practitioners in the field. After a long career in the field of photography, this accomplished, creative and highly modest man reflects with pride on his family’s accomplishments in the face of wars, displacements and transitions; a family history in which the practice of photography played a central role in the survival of multiple generations.
Exhibit curated by Joseph E. Malikian