Breaking the Silence of a History Denied: An Armenian Family’s Story Reimagined

Armen Marsoobian’s exhibit is currently on display at Columbia University, on the fourth floor of the International Affairs Building. Based upon a rich archive of memoirs and the photographs produced by the noted Ottoman-Armenian Dildilian Brothers photography studios, this exhibition follows the family history from the 1870s in central Anatolia to their forced exiled to Greece in 1922. With the courageous assistance of the Turkish NGO Anadolu Kültür, Armen T. Marsoobian, a descendent of the Dildilians, has brought this story to cities across Turkey. His exhibitions, publications and presentations attempt to foster dialogue and break the silence of a history too long denied. The exhibit is dedicated to Osman Kavala.

Armen Marsoobian will be speaking about the exhibit at 12:30pm, December 9, 2017 in Room 1512, in the International Affairs Building.

This event is cosponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights.