Retian Apkar

Apkar Retian, an Armenian, was one of the most important photographers in Egypt during the first half of the 20th century. He was active from the 1920s to the 1960s; during this time, he was very productive and he managed to establish himself as an artist photographer. He studied next to Aram Alban, later (by the mid-1920s) taking over his photographic studio and preserving the old name till the early 1940s.