Renowned photographer's exhibit at Sheehan Gallery


Photographer Kathryn Cook, whose work has appeared in various publications including The New Yorker, Time and Newsweek, will give seminars and talks at Whitman College.

An exhibit of her photography, which focuses on the disputed history of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey, will be at Sheehan Gallery, 814 Isaacs Ave., Tuesday in Olin Hall.

"Photographer and Translator, A Collaboration: Travels Along the Armenian Genocide Trail," a presentation by Kathryn Cook and Elyse Semerdjian, will be 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheehan Gallery. The opening of the "Memory Denied" photo exhibit and a talk by Cook, followed by a reception will be 5:30 p.m. March 5 in Sheehan Gallery. The events are free and open to the public.

The exhibition is made possible by The Ashton J. and Virginia Graham O'Donnell Visiting Professorship and Global Studies Endowment and curated by Elyse Semerdjian, associate professor of history.

Semerdjian, while on a Fulbright in Syria, served as Cook's translator and guide as Cook photographed sites of the Armenian Genocide and descendants of survivors in Syria and Lebanon.


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