Photo courtesy and © 2010 Grace Chumfong

Art Zaratsyan is an Armenian-Canadian international humanitarian, social-documentary and world photographer, working on self-assigned projects, as well as on assignment for editorial, commercial and NGO clients.

Art follows his passion, photography, to the farthest corners of the Earth, striving to help make a positive difference in the world.

If you'd like to donate to Art's on-going and future humanitarian and social-documentary projects around the world, please click the Donate button and follow the instructions.


Thank you in advance for your invaluable support!


NGO Collaborations

HOPE International Development Agency
New Westminster, BC, Canada — working in over 25 countries.

"Established in 1975, HOPE International Development Agency's mission is to enable people in the developed world to connect with people in the poorest communities on earth through compassionate giving and other opportunities to help."

Save Lives Ethiopia (SaLE)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

"Save Lives is an indigenous non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering the needy and neglected in Ethiopia. We provide a range of care programmes targeted at women, children and local youth groups…"

Asociacíon para el Desarrollo de San José de Ocoa (ADESJO)
San José de Ocoa, Dominican Republic.

"La ADESJO es una organización sin de lucros que está comprometida en el acompañamiento de los hombres y las mujeres de las comunidades ocoeñas, mientras se esfuerzan y luchan por mejorar su calidad de vida. Especialmente intenta mejorar las condiciones de los(as) habitantes más empobrecidos(as) para su desarrollo integral. El trabajo de la ADESJO se basa en la indispensable participación de la gente, a fin de que lleguen a ser protagonistas de su propio destino, es decir, autogestionarios."


Art is not only a great photographer, he is a humanitarian whose compassion for the people he meets and photographs is unmistakable. In the past year, I’ve traveled with Art to a number of countries where HOPE International Development Agency works with communities struggling to lift themselves out of poverty. During these travels, and back at home, I have always been impressed by Art’s hunger and ability to connect deeply with people. For me, this is what makes his photographs powerful, and beautiful. Through Art’s lens, we have been able to show people what their support means to communities around the world. This is an incredible gift.
— David S. McKenzie, International President, HOPE International Development Agency

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