|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1925|
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 1994|
Photographer. Harry Naltchayan was born Harout Naltchayan, of Armenian ancestry, in Beirut, Lebanon, and educated at the College de St. Gregoire. He came to the U.S. in 1958 and became a prominent figure in the Armenian-American community. He was an award-winning photographer who worked for The Washington Post for 35 years. He chronicled the Washington social scene and portraiture was his specialty. He also went on dangerous assignments to the Middle East for various news organizations and at one point worked for the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. His awards included four first-place awards from the White House News Photographers Association and three first-place awards in the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild's Front Page contest. His 1981 photo of Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Carter--dubbed "Modern Day Rushmore"--won first prize in 1982 the World Press Photo Contest "People in the News." In 1952 he took the photos that would set him on a photography career: while cycling with his brother along the Mediterranean coast, he came across a French ship carrying pilgrims to Jerusalem. The ship had run aground and people were jumping from the ship into the water. Naltchayan's exclusive photos of the calamity appeared around the world. In 1978 he took a series of photos for the National Geographic for an article entitled "The Proud Armenians." Notice of his death was entered into the Congressional Record on September 29, 1994. He was married with four children, one of whom is a photographer.
Columbia Gardens Cemetery
Plot: Section D near N. Oakland St. entrance
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Record added: Nov 06, 2011
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