June 29, 1960 – March 21, 2009

Place of Birth: Armenia

Education/Major:  photojournalist

1996 – March 21, 2009 “Patker” photo agency

1986-1999 press photographer of “Novosti” Press Agency

1985-1986 free-lance photographer of “Communist”, “Komsomolets” newspaper

1983-1985 press photographer of State Television and Radio

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

1986-2009 Journalists Union of Armenia

1993-2009 International Federation of Journalists

1995-2009 Yerevan Press Club


1989 award Journalists Union of USSR “For the Best Photo Report”

2000 Yerevan Press Club Annual Award – for professional representation of Armenian photojournalism in foreign media

Publications: “Communist”, “Komsomolets”, “Moskovskie Novosti”, “Time” (USA), “Newsweek Focus” (USA), “Stern” (Germany), “Geo”, “Gardian” (UK), “Figaro” (France)

Hobbies: fishing

Languages: Armenian, Russian

Marital Status: single