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AVAGYAN German AVAGYAN German

Photo correspondent


Date and Place of Birth: 12 December, 1962, Tsulukidze (Khoni), Georgia

Education/Major:

1980-1985 Yerevan Polytechnic Institute; Energy department

1999 “Magnum” photojournalism workshop, organized by Open Society Institute with
the participation of photographers Larry Towell, Susan Meisales (Yerevan)

2002 scholarship winner of Hasselblad foundation (Goteborg, Sweden)

Career:

1989-present free-lance correspondent

2003 photo correspondent of “Takoma Voice” newspaper (Maryland, USA)

1996-1998 photo correspondent of “Respublika Armenia” newspaper

1993 correspondent of “Zinvor” newspaper

Prizes/Awards:

2005 Yerevan Press Club Annual Award - for the photograph series “Deadly Toys”

2002 award winner of Fifty Crows International Foundation for Documentary Photography
(founded by “Mother Jones” magazine, San-Francisco, USA)

2001 award for excellence in the press of Versus studio and OSI (Yerevan, Armenia)

2000 Best photographer of the year in American-Armenian magazine "Hamaynapatker"
(Los Angeles)

Publications: “Respublika Armenia”, “Takoma Voice” (USA), “Garun” magazine and
other local and foreign media

Hobbies: cars, fishing

Languages: Russian

Marital status: married, a daughter

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 91) 31 78 85

E-mail: germanavag@hotmail.com