I am a French-Armenian photographer and filmmaker based in Paris, with a degree in graphic design (2012). I take an approach in social documentary, focusing on communities living on the margins of society. From Armenia to the United States, and more recently in Siberia, notions of humanity, identity and society are central to my work.
I have participated in international exhibitions in Los Angeles, Bratislava, Paris, Lyon, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Vancouver and Zurich – and have been a finalist in competitions: Fondation Lagardère, Paris Match Emerging Talent Awards, Life Framer, Foto filmic, Lucie Foundation, Off Festival of Bratislava, and won the HiP Award in 2020 for my book Sacha. My work has been published in the Washington Post, The Guardian, National Geographic, Der Spiegel, Vanity Fair, Télérama, Grazia, Vogue, NZZ and Libération.
In 2018, I published my first book Faubourg Treme with André Frère Éditions, focusing on my long-term photographic project in New Orleans. This book is now sold in New York, England and France. In the same year, I made an international TV commercial for Action Against Hunger and my first short film Minor was a finalist at the Nikon Film Festival.
In 2020, I published my new book Sacha with André Frère Editions, which bears witness to climate change through the daily life of a reindeer herder in Yakutia. This book is available in France, England and the United States. In December 2020, my new documentary film on Nagorno-Karabakh was broadcast on the French public service channel Arte and I am preparing a new book and a feature documentary on the same subject.