Founder and Head of Photo Training Center

Date and Place of Birth: July 27, 1955, Meghri, Armenia


1972-1977 Yerevan State University; Physics Department; physicist


1998-present founder and head of Photo Training Center (non-governmental organization)

1996-1998 free-lance photographer

1992-1996 press photographer for AIM Magazine (USA)

1991-1992 photographer of “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun” newspaper

1989-1991 photographer of “BEM” journal of the Union of Theater Professionals of Armenia

1986-1989 photographer of “Avangard” newspaper

1986 April-December photographer of “Armenpress” news agency

1985-1986 photographer of “Avangard“ newspaper

1984-1985 photographer of “Komsomolets” newspaper

1983-1984 photographer, photo studio of Yerevan State University

1978-1982 graduate student of Physics Institute of Academy of Sciences of Armenia

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Journalists Union of Armenia

Yerevan Press Club

International Federation of Journalists


1988 prize of Central Committee of Young Communist Union of Armenia in journalism

2010 Yerevan Press Club Annual Award – for the book-album “543210”

Publications: “Komsomolets”, “Avangard”, “Garun”, “Sovetakan Hayastan”, “Komsomolskaya Pravda” (Moscow), “Literaturnaya Gazeta” (Moscow), “AIM Magazinе”, “Reuters” agency, “Paris Match”, “Los Angeles Times”

1995 “Cruel and Light Dawns of Soul” photo album (Moscow)

1998 “VAF 100 Airflights” book (Los Angeles)

Languages: Armenian, Russian, English

Marital Status: married with two children

Contact Information:

apt. 41, 3/1, Isahakian district, Avan, Yerevan, Armenia

Tel. (374 10) 62 00 33 (home), (374 10) 27 02 69 (office), (374 91) 41 46 47 (mob.)

E-mail: [email protected]