A flock of birds flies over the coast of Lake Van in eastern Turkey where the largest population of Turkey's Armenians had been living for centuries. On April 24, 1915, as the Ottoman Empire was falling and the fiercely nationalistic Young Turks movement took power, a deportation decree was issued in Constantinople. In the following years, it is estimated that over one million Armenians were deported and massacred in Turkey and what is now northern Syria. For more about the artist see: http://krcphoto.com/#.
A priest's frock dries in the sun at the Armenian abbey in Jerusalem. Thousands of Armenian refugees arrived in Jerusalem after surviving deportations from Ottoman Turkey in 1915, arriving at the convents and churches for shelter. For more about the artist see: http://krcphoto.com/#.
Young Armenian boys run around the grounds of the abandoned seminary that stands in the Armenian quarter of the old city area of Jerusalem. Thousands of refugees arrived in Jerusalem after the Armenian deportations in 1915, seeking shelter in churches and convents, one of the primary being the St. James convent in the Armenian quarter. For more about the artist see: http://krcphoto.com/#.