Patrick Azadian

Patrick Azadian was born in Tehran, Iran to an Armenian family. He settled in the United States in 1977, a year before the Iranian Revolution, an event that would alter the fabric of his family life. He studied Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Industrial Engineering at the University of Southern California. He left his studies to pursue a career in graphic design and branding. He returned to UCLA and earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sociology and Master’s of Arts degree in Higher Education Leadership and Management from Philadelphia’s Drexel University. He worked in higher education for nine years while he was a columnist for the Glendale News-Press, an LA Times-Tribune Publication, contributing fiction, satire and opinion pieces on a weekly basis. The column, titled From the Margins, lasted for five years. Aaron Shure, the Emmy-winning producer/writer for the television series Everybody Loves Rayond said about Azadian’s writings in the Glendale News-Press: “He finds universal themes in local politics while untangling delicate knots of culture, race, and personal history. You can’t argue with a guy who makes Glendale interesting.” Azadian is a contributing writer to the Asbarez Daily and was published in the Turkish language Radikal, a liberal daily Istanbul weekly, as well as the Armenian Reporter.

Patrick Azadian lives in Glendale, California.


Articles by Patrick Azadian

The Old Man on Avenida de Mayo

Patrick Azadian writes of unexpected human encounters and missed opportunities in this first work of fiction for EVN Report. The Old Man on Avenida de Mayo takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Yerevan Morning

Join Patrick Azadian as he wanders through the streets of Yerevan on a cold winter morning.

 Portraits of Memory - Aram Manukyan  

 Portraits of Memory - Harutyun Marutyan 

Velvet Revolution: The Moments In-Between

In 2018, the Armenian people were swept up in a nationwide movement that would come to be known as the Velvet Revolution. Photojournalist Eric Grigorian took thousands of photos, documenting and capturing images of ordinary people who came together to achieve the extraordinary. Through his own words, Grigorian tells the story of the revolution and the moments in-between.


Portraits of Memory: Gyumri


This year marks not only the 30th anniversary of the earthquake, but also the 30th anniversary of the start of the Karabakh Movement. Before the Velvet Revolution, EVN Report traveled to Gyumri to talk to the people there about their memories, concerns and dreams for the future. These are the voices of the participants of the 1988 Movement from Gyumri.




Introspective Armenia: Portraits of Memory

Dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the Karabakh Movement


The 1988 Karabakh Movement brought about a period of intense and sweeping changes and the people of Armenia were leading the charge. 




Ինտրոսպեկտիվ Հայաստան. Հիշողության դիմանկարներ

Նվիրվում է Ղարաբաղյան շարժման 30-ամյակին

1988-ին սկասած Ղարաբաղյան Շարժումը ինտենսիվ և վիթխարի փոփոխությունների ժամանակաշրջան էր, որն առաջնորդում էր հայ ժողովուրդը: 


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