Fresno State to host photo exhibition on Armenian genocide

Fresno State will open an exhibition on April 10 featuring newly released photos taken during the Armenian genocide and subsequent years.

The photo collection, titled “Iconic Images of the Armenian Genocide,” will be shown on the second floor of the Henry Madden Library on campus. The exhibit will be open from April 10 to May 29.

April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the genocide. By its end in 1923, an estimated 1.5 million Armenians — two-thirds of the population — were dead, many children left orphans.

A reception will be held on the second floor of the library from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 10. Organizers request that reception attendees RSVP.

The exhibit was organized by the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State and will also include other collections of art and photographs. A separate exhibit featuring photos from the collection of Richard and Anne Elbrecht, “Churches of Historic Armenia: A Legacy to the World,” will be displayed during the same time period on the third floor of the library.

For more information about the exhibit and other events related to the 100th anniversary, call the Armenian Studies Program at (559) 278-2669 or visit

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