Press Release, 14 Feb 2021
Dear Readers and Friends of Keghart we invite you to:
Photos by Kirk a documentary film by Jamie Day Fleck
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm EST
Location: Online Event
The Photographic Historical Society of Canada proudly hosts the online screening and panel discussion of Jamie Day Fleck’s Thesis Documentary Film Photos by Kirk.
Photos by Kirk examines Bronx Photographer Kourken Hovsepian’s journey from Armenian Genocide Survivor into the established Commercial Photographer professionally known as Kirk, who for 55 years captured the history of his Bronx community from the 1920s to the 1970s.
The Panel Discussion features Filmmaker Jamie Day Fleck, Tasha Lutek, Photography Collection Specialist at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, and Cassandra Tavukciyan, Digital Collection Specialist at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa. Moderating the panel discussion is Toronto Photographer and Podcaster Paulette Michayluk, Host of Defend The Darkroom Podcast.
I no longer want to hear anything about Armenia or Armenians, period! I still haven’t recovered from the pain of losing a war of that magnitude while being told all the misleading lies that we were winning the war! Just too much pain!! Count me out!
In our history, good or bad, there are lessons to be learned.
The question is are we doing the necessary job to teach them, to remember them, unity means giving voice to the voiceless.
We need to bring about relevancy even in tragedy.
Get involved !!!
I know , I feel the same pain, the confusion, the anger and the lies but we still have a country and we must continue our fight to protect our own. We cannot give up, that’s what our enemies want. If you are out then they have won, is this what you want?
Keep in mind that what counts is not how many times you lost and fell down and tasted dirt but rather how many times you got up and kept fighting.
As long as we are in the game, we have not lost…
As Armenians we do not allow arch enemies like Turkey, or others from within, to destroy our resolve to rise from the ashes.
We need to learn why these failures are being allowed by forces of “importance”. Could it also be that Armenian successes have threatened nations. Their option to destroy, a peace loving and superior nation, has been to utilize criminal nations and individuals.
Khachaturian’s 11-minute “Spartacus” adagio is worth all of Azerbaijan plus Turkey.
Կը ցաւիմ ըսելու թէ ցեղասպանութենէն վերապրած այս հայ արուեստագէտին վերաբերող վիտէօ ցուցադրութեան մասին շատ վատ կարծիք կազմեցի, որովհետեւ այս մազապուրծ ազատած մարդը ՉԵՆ ՆԵՐԿԱՅԱՑՆԵՐ 100% թուրքական կլկլացող եղանակով՝ ան ալ գլարինէթի վրայ։ Հեղինակը ԲԱՑԱՐՁԱՊԷՍ գաղափար չունի հայ երաժշտութեան մասին, որքան ալ ուզած է լաւ բան մը ներկայացնել։