Yousuf Karsh was an Armenian-Canadian photographer, and one of the most accomplished portrait photographers of all time. He grew up during the Armenian Genocide where he wrote, "I saw relatives massacred; my sister died of starvation as we were driven from village to village." Karsh eventually went to Canada and sealed his place in history on December 30th, 1941 when he photographed Winston Churchill after Churchill gave a speech to Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa. The image of Churchill brought Karsh international prominence, and is claimed to be the most reproduced photographic portrait in history. In 2005, the city of Ottawa established the Karsh Prize, honoring Ottawa photo-based artists.
Sergei Parajanov was a Soviet Armenian film director and artist, widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest masters of cinema. He invented his own unparalleled cinematic style; his oeuvre is extremely poetic, artistic and visionary and is highly acclaimed worldwide. Parajanov had many admirers of his art, but like in case of Orson Welles his unique own vision did not attract many followers. "The Color of Pomegranates" is his best-known and most emblematic film.