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Armen Keleshian: From System of a Down Fan to SOAD Photographer

From listening to System of a Down in Lebanon since 2001 to achieving the full circle moment of photographing them 10 years later, Armen Keleshian accomplishes his childhood dream.

Armen Keleshian

During the Artsakh War of 2020, System of a Down released two songs and a corresponding music video for the first time in 15 years, in order to raise money and bring awareness to the cause. Needless to say, this moment was historical and Armen Keleshian is beyond proud to have been a part of it.

The Cover of The Rolling Stones. Photo by Armen Keleshian

Keleshian was asked to shoot during their music video and a spur of a moment shot he took ended up being an iconic photo worldwide. The photos he shot of Serj Tankian, Shavo Odadjian, Daron Malakian, and John Dolmayan were published as the cover picture on The Rolling Stones, Spotify, Apple Music, etc.

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