[Jerusalem]: Elia Photo Service, 1998. Quarto, unpaginated; VG; black spine with white lettering; mild rubbing; stamp of Photo Elia on ffep; illustrated with black and white photographs; shelved front table.
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Elia was born in 1910 in Ourfa, Turkey and passed away April 1999. During the Armenian Genocide, his family were massacred, along with 1.5 million other Armenians. After being homeless, sold as a slave, and even chased by cannibals, the American Near East Relief Foundation (A.N.E.R.F.) rescued tens of thousands of Armenian orphans, including Elia, taking them first to Lebanon and then to Nazareth. Since his childhood, Elia had dreamed of becoming a photographer. Krilorian and Toumaian, photographers in Jerusalem, made his dream a reality. When Elia came to Jerusalem, he was fascinated by Jerusalem’s historical places, landscapes and characters and began taking pictures in 1924. From there Elia devoted himself to photography, catching the scenes and lives of Jerusalem’s streets.