Ken Karagozian is driven by his passion to photograph the world
around him, and in particular, the people in that world. For over
30 years, Mr. Karagozian has borne witness through his photography
to an intriguing array of the ordinary and extraordinary characters
he has sought out.
Using black and white photography as his chosen medium, Mr. Karagozian
excels in his portraiture of the working class, melding a documentary
clarity with a compassionate eye for his subjects. His sensitive
depictions of ordinary people and technical command of his tools
yield character studies of great warmth and depth, allowing him
to reveal insights into the inner person while maintaining their
bearing of rugged dignity.
With subjects as far-ranging as swap meet vendors and customers,
Los Angeles subway construction workers, and leather-clad legions
of motorcyclists, Mr. Karagozian's perceptive vision brings us
face to face with a new world of other people.
Mr. Karagozian's photography has been widely exhibited locally
and nationally, and has been featured in many publications, including
LIFE Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and Pasadena Magazine, as
well as on television. His award-winning work has been widely
recognized, including the California State Fair, Los Angeles County
Fair, Armenian Allied Arts Association, Gallery 777 and other
institutions. Collectors include the Huntington Library, the Los
Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority, and individual collectors.
For additional information, please contact Mr. Karagozian via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit his website at www.kenkaragozian.com.