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Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives Armenian Library and Museum of America and NAASR
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Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives Armenian Library and Museum of America and NAASR

Present an Illustrated Talk by Osman Köker
"Images of Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago"
In 2005, Osman Köker first came to international
attention when he organized the unprecedented
exhibition "Sireli Yeghpayrs (My Dear Brother)" in
Istanbul. Eventually seen by thousands of people, it
presented photographs of Armenian life in pre-genocide
Ottoman Turkey, drawn from a large collection of
postcards owned by the collector Orlando Calumeno. In
the five years since then, the exhibition has also been
mounted in Paris, Munich, Koln, Frankfurt, Yerevan, and London.

Köker originally intended to write a book about
Armenian life in the Ottoman Empire, but with the
discovery of the postcard collection the scope of the
project changed. Following the exhibition he published
the massive and beautifully-produced volume 100
Önce Türkiye'de Ermeniler, subsequently published
in English as Armenians in Turkey 100 Years
Ago, featuring hundreds of images showing where
and how Armenians in the Ottoman Empire lived.

Osman Köker is editor of the books Souvenir of Liberty: Postcards and Medals
from the Collection of Orlando Carlo Calumeno (2008), Bir Zamanlar Izmir (Once
Upon a Time in Izmir) (2009), Greek Painters of Istanbul (2010) and curator of
the exhibitions "Once Upon a Time in Sivas" on the
Armenians of Sivas (2008), "Souvenir of Liberty" on the 1908 Revolution (2008),
"The Blacks of Turkey" (2009), "Once Upon a Time in Izmit" on the
multicultural past of Izmir (2009), and "Jamanak: 100 Year-Old Armenian
Newspaper in Istanbul" (2010), among others.

This will be his first public presentation on the East Coast of the United

Admission is free-donations are welcome. A reception
will follow the program.

For more information contact NAASR at 617-489-1610
or, Project SAVE at, or ALMA at


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