Arthur Nazaryan was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and grew up in the United States, where he works as a filmmaker and photographer. His photography has been featured in the New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, ABC, The Atlantic, CNN, Reason, and Public Radio International, for whom he is also a regular contributing writer. He has worked on a feature film about the Somali community in Minneapolis, with support from the Tribeca Film Institute, ITVS, and Chicken & Egg Pictures.
In 2008 he co-directed Halima, a documentary for Al-Jazeera Witness. Recently, he worked as a producer and cinematographer on the PBS Frontline film "American Voices: A Nation In Turmoil." He is currently directing and producing a second film for Al Jazeera Witness.