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

Having taken time off his successful 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.

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.