Biography

Born into an Armenian cobbler lineage, Goekjian (1949, Beirut, Lebanon) moved to the United States in 1970. He is known for his images of southern ruins, photographed using moonlight and other natural light sources, painted with strobes and flashlights. His work has been internationally exhibited in many permanent museum and corporate collections, including in Paris (France),  Milan (Italy), Washington, (D.C.), Atlanta (GA), and Oklahoma City (OK). His images have appeared in Life Magazine, International Photography and other periodicals. Two books of Karekin Goekjian’s photographs have been published: Light After Dark: A Portrait of Southern Ruins” (Lucinne, 1994) and with Robert Peacock, Light of the Spirit: Portraits of Outsider Artists (University Press of Mississippi, 1998). Goekjian lives in Athens, GA, where he runs a gallery in a historical building on the outskirts of the downtown area.