THE ARARAT-ESKIJIAN MUSEUM KHARPERT CULTURAL ASSOCIATION AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ARMENIAN STUDIES AND RESEARCH (NAASR) Present an Illustrated Lecture and Book Signing THE SEARCH FOR MASTER’S LEGACY by MEHMED ALI University of Massachusetts, Lowell The Search for a Masters Legacy: Yousuf Karsh & John Garo presents the story of two famous Boston photographers who became international figures in their artistic expression through the lens. Drawing on meticulous research and on Karsh’s personal correspondence, author Mehmed Ali brings to life this intensely human journey, and the little known story of John Garo’s stellar role in the history of photography in New England. When President Calvin Coolidge was asked to choose between the artist John Singer Sargent or the photographer John Garo to make his official presidential portrait, Coolidge chose Garo. Many books have been written by and for Karsh over the past half century. But little is known about Garo, the man who made Karsh possible. Mehmed Ali hails from Lowell, Massachusetts, where he currently works as the municipality’s City Historian. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from the University of Hawai‘i and his doctorate in history at the University of Connecticut. The Search for a Masters Legacy will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Ararat-Eskijian Museum—Sheen Chapel 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345. For more information about this program, contact Ararat-Eskijian Museum at (747) 500-7585 or, or NAASR at (617) 489-1610 or ● Admission free (Donations appreciated) ● Reception following program