L.A. is home to the largest Armenian population outside Armenia, about 400,000 strong. With the global economic meltdown, the Armenian poverty rate has risen to 28% dashing the hopes of many Armenians of seeing their country thrive in the post-Soviet era.
Sara Anjargolian, a photographer recently photographed the face of poverty in Armenia. The resulting exhibition opens this Saturday, March 27. Find out more about www.HowWeLive.org.
The opening will be held at a warehouse art space in Atwater Village at 3229 Casitas Avenue.
At 9 pm, a screening of a documentary short on the topic will be presented. The event is a benefit: $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
For more information about Sara's work, go to www.SaraAnjargolian.com