Arthur Nazaryan was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and grew up in the United States. He works as a independent filmmaker and photojournalist. His photography has been featured in the New York Times, BBC, CNN, ABC, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and Public Radio International, for whom he is also a regular contributing writer. He is currently working on his first feature film, about the Somali community in Minneapolis, with support from the Tribeca Film Institute, ITVS, and Chicken & Egg Pictures.

He is also a co-director on the upcoming film, Halima, for Al Jazeera’s Witness Program.

He attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2012, the New York Times Portfolio Review in 2013, and the Missouri Photo Workshop in 2015.