1940 - 1950s
Based most probably in Cairo (judging by the Giza Pyramids depicted on the studio’s seal) M. Vartian's Ehram studio operated between the 1940s-50s.
Vartian’s pavilion concentrated on the production of commonplace family photographs and was mostly attended by the city's Arab population. The photographer's plain and unassuming portraits give us an insight into the everyday functionality of photographs and self-representational codes of ordinary Egyptian citizens during the post-WWII era. In all likelihood, Vartian’s studio bears no relation to O. Tashjian's Ehram studio in Alexandria. No other biographical information has been found.