Jean Marie Casbarian

Utilizing the archives of the Near East Foundation, currently housed at the Rockefeller Research Center in New York, (Re)imagining a Narrative addresses the reliance on archival photographs to understand and identify subjective and historical truths. Using a story based on historian and scholar Nazan Maksudyan’s great-grandmother, a 1915 genocide survivor, I wove an imagined space that speaks to the boundaries of language and the complicated contradictions inherent within an archive. This project was possible with the cooperation of the Near East Foundation and the Rockefeller Research Center.