Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives promotes Armenian culture and heritage by making its historical photographs and their stories available for public use. We collect, document and preserve Armenian photography of all subjects, places and time periods relating to Armenian people.
Project SAVE’s original Armenian Photographs, from as early as 1869 bring to life who the Armenians are.
Our collections are created through contributions of photos from Armenians in all walks of life, as well as those with Armenian connections, such as descendants of missionaries and Near East Relief workers.
We have images documenting the Armenian Genocide, as well as images from foreign missionaries serving through the Ottoman Empire which provide important testimony. The majority of our Armenian historical photographs are from all over the world, through contemporary times.
Of special interest to us is documenting the work of Armenian photographers, in addition to Armenian photography.
Collaborations with Boston Public Library’s Digital Commonwealth, Smithsonian Institution’s Folklife Festival, USC Shoah Foundation, Armenian Genealogy conferences and Houshamadyan are ways we share Armenian photographs and their stories with wider audiences and increasingly beyond the Armenian community.
The time and care invested to collect, document and catalog each image is both costly and labor intensive, yet tremendously valuable. Your generous support makes the services we provide possible, please contribute today!
We are increasing access to the Armenian archives as researchers from around the world contact us in search of images and information for their fascinating projects. We welcome hundreds of researchers, scholars, artists, and authors to use our archival resources.
“Project SAVE is a wonderful way to preserve our past for future generations to remember our Armenian history and culture.”