Los Angeles, CA, United States
Anna Boyiazis is an American documentary photographer based between Southern California — where she was born and raised by her family of Aegean Islanders — and East Africa. Her areas of focus include human rights, public health, and women and girls’ issues. Through her work, she aims to elicit compassion and bring our shared humanity to the fore. Her series “Finding Freedom in the Water” — featured by National Geographic (Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, and USA) — received a 2018 World Press Photo Award, and is included in the 2018 World Press Photo Exhibition shown worldwide in 100 cities and 45 countries. Anna is a contributing photographer for ESPN, GEO, Marie Claire, Médecins Sans Frontières, National Geographic, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Politiken, Stern, and UNICEF. Her exhibitions include the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London; DYSTURB #WomenMatter campaign against violence toward women, Preus Museum, Norway; and the Havana Biennial, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Cuba. Her work has been recognized by the Aaron Siskind Foundation, Contemporary African Photography Prize, Médecins Sans Frontières, Nikon, Pictures of the Year International, UNICEF, Vienna Peace Foundation, Women Photograph, and World Press Photo. Anna earned an MFA from the Yale University School of Art and a BA from the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.
2018 - World Press Photo Award, Recipient, 2018 - ANI-PixTrakk Award Perpignan, Shortlist, 2018 - POYi, Award of Excellence, Recipient, 2018 - Contemporary African Photography Prize, Recipient, 2018 - Women Photograph + Nikon Grant, Recipient, 2018 - Alfred Fried Photography Award, Recipient, 2018 - Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, 2018 - Prix Pictet, Nominee, 2017 - Arles Voies Off Awards, Shortlist, 2017 - Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson HCB Award, Nominee, 2017 - Creative Capacity Fund Award, Recipient, 2017 - UNICEF Photo of the Year, Nominee, 2016 - Visura Photojournalism Grant, Honorable Mention , 2016 - Creative Capacity Fund Award, Recipient, 2016 - NatGeo Elizabeth Krist Visura Instagram Takeover, 2015 - Fondation Rivera-Ortiz Grant, Finalist, 2015 - FotoVisura Grant, Honorable Mention, 2015 - Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson HCB Award, Nominee, 2015 - PDN’s 30, Nominee, 2015 - Photocrati Fund Fellowship, Fourth Place, 2015 - UNICEF Photo of the Year, Nominee, 2014 - Best of ASMP, Recipient, 2014 - Fondation Rivera-Ortiz Grant, Finalist, 2014 - PDN’s 30, Nominee, 2013 - Fondation Rivera-Ortiz Grant, Finalist, 2012 - Center for Cultural Innovation Grant, Finalist, 2012 - Creative Capacity Fund Award, Recipient, 2012 - Eddie Adams Workshop XXV LATimes Award, Recipient, 2012 - Médecins Sans Frontières Prize, Recipient, 2012 - Photocrati Fund Fellowship, Third Place, 2012 - Puffin Foundation Grant, Recipient, 2011 - Creative Capacity Fund Award, Recipient , 2011 - City of Los Angeles Artist Fellowship, Recipient, 2011 - Photocrati Fund Fellowship, Finalist, 2011 - POYi Emerging Vision Incentive, Nominee, 2011 - UNICEF Photo of the Year, Nominee, 2010 - Creative Capacity Fund Award, Recipient, 2010 - PHotoEspaña Descubrimientos PHE, Invitation, 2010 - UNICEF Photo of the Year, Nominee, 2009 - Canon Female Photojournalist Award, Shortlisted, 2009 - CENTER Singular Image Curator’s Choice, 2nd Prize, 2009 - Px3, Photojournalism Feature Story First Place, 2009 - Px3, Photojournalism Category Second Place, 2009 - UNICEF Photo of the Year, Nominee, 2008 - CENTER Singular Image, Second Prize, 2006 - American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize Finalist, 2000 - American Center for Design, ACD 100 Recipient, 2000 - American Institute of Graphic Arts, Recipient, 1998 - American Institute of Graphic Arts, Recipient, 1997 - Communication Arts Award, Recipient, 1997 - Society of Publication Designers Award, Recipient
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