Martiros M. Vartanov

When Andrei Tarkovsky inscribed and sent his child’s drawings to the imprisoned Sergei Paradjanov who annotated and forwarded them to his blacklisted friend, Mikhail Vartanov, as blessings of the birth of his son Martiros Max Vartanov, his journey in arts began.

Martiros Vartanov looks through Mikhail Vartanov's camera

He escaped to Hollywood, graduated from UCLA, and exhibited his award-winning photography and films at museums around the world. He has also served as a juror and curator at festivals in Beverly Hills and Busan, and worked on the restoration of the masterpiece The Color of Pomegranates selected for Festival de Cannes.

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