My name is Art Zaratsyan, I’m an Armenian immigrant, currently living in Montréal, Québec. By day I am a video game programmer; in my free time I express myself and my views through painting and social-documentary photography, working on self-assigned projects, and occasionally on-assignment for editorial, commercial and NGO clients.

My views on life are simple: I think each person is entitled to freedom and happiness, and has the right to stand up to anyone trying to take them away. I’ve made it my calling to show through my photography the challenges, victories, and oftentimes the bitter defeats of this struggle.

 

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  • Art Zaratsyan, social-documentary photographer. Photo: Isabella Zaratsyan.

    “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

    Photo: courtesy Isabella Zaratsyan, 2014.

  • Art Zaratsyan, social-documentary photographer. Photo: Isabella Zaratsyan.

    “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

    Photo: courtesy Isabella Zaratsyan, 2014.

My name is Art Zaratsyan, I’m an Armenian immigrant, currently living in Montréal, Québec. By day I am a video game programmer; in my free time I express myself and my views through painting and social-documentary photography, working on self-assigned projects, and occasionally on-assignment for editorial, commercial and NGO clients.

My views on life are simple: I think each person is entitled to freedom and happiness, and has the right to stand up to anyone trying to take them away. I’ve made it my calling to show through my photography the challenges, victories, and oftentimes the bitter defeats of this struggle.

 

NGO Collaborations +