About

Art Zaratsyan is a Vancouver-based international humanitarian, documentary and world photographer, working on assignment for editorial, commercial and NGO clients.

Having given up a successful and lucrative career as a video game programmer, Art now follows his first passion, photography, striving to help make a positive difference in the world.

Art speaks fluent English and French in addition to his native languages, Armenian and Russian, and is currently working on improving his Spanish.

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Not simply capturing whatever I witness—I dig deeper, I go below the surface. I strive to present not just the humanitarian projects themselves but also the physical and emotional impact they have on people and their environment. I deliver a better understanding of the realities of those I photograph and give an involved perspective on their culture. My goal is not to just take a beautiful photo, but to capture inner beauty and the natural raw emotion of the situation.