*Photo courtesy of Billy Asad.
Peter Carapetian is an award-winning international photographer renowned for his work in the fields of fashion, portraiture, and social documentary. As a fashion photographer, he has collaborated with Conde Nast Publications. His photographs have been featured in British Vogue, Brides Magazine and other leading European magazines and newspapers. Peter is also an accomplished social documentarian with sponsorships from the Venice, Italy based Zenobia Institute, the government of India, and David Paradine Productions. His work for AP International, UPI, and the BBC has taken him around the globe. His travel and documentary photography is featured in several critically acclaimed books, including "Crossroads of Civilization," "Earth Works," and "The Costumes of Armenian Women."
Peter received his training at Regent Street Polytechnic School of Photography and St. Martin's School of Art. He was a founding member of the ground-breaking UK-based artist's agency Artist Partners and has taught at the school of Fine Art Middlesex University in London. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and London, including a show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Presently Peter is the creative director and lead photographer at The Tripod Studio Gallery in Venice, California.
The Zen of Seeing is the name of a course I designed and taught for The Hornsey College Of Art in London. Many students ask me, "What should I photograph?" The Zen of Seeing is the ability to recognize that there are wonderful photographs all around us -- the patterns of paving stones, the texture of the bark of a tree, the patterns of shadows etc, etc. Everywhere I go, I see the world in pictures, and I never tire of taking them. On this website The Zen of Seeing is an ongoing series of collages of photos that I shot for the joy of photography.
Natural Architectural Landscapes is a series of black and white landscapes highlighting the beauty of California's natural wonders. Photos are from Joshua Tree National Park and Red Rock Canyon State Park.
The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments built in Jaipur, India by the Maharaja Jai Singh II between 1727 and 1734.
In the early 1990's I received a grant from Mrs. Hasmik Hovnanian of the Hovnanian Foundation for the start of a photographic essay of Post Soviet Armenia and its lifestyles.
This was a job commissioned by the Indian government to promote tourism. I was given the freedom to choose my own subjects and take pictures of my choice to show the beauty of India and its people. Many of these photos were also used in a special exhibition at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) titled "India Today."
The Armenia Observed collection is currently on display at The Tripod Studio Gallery.
Contact Steve Demer at 310-795-9613 for showtimes and appointments.
Check out the collection's recent write-ups in Azbarez Newspaper and the Armenian International Women's Association.
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