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 ongoing project “Finding Freedom in the Water,” featured by National Geographic (Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, USA), is the recipient of a 2018 World Press Photo Award, 2018 Women Photograph + Nikon Grant, 2018 Pictures of the Year International Award of Excellence, 2018 Contemporary African Photography Prize, 2018 Alfred Fried Peace Image of the Year and 2018 Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, and was included in the 2017 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition (National Portrait Gallery, London), and DYSTURB #WomenMatter campaign against violence toward women (Preus Museum, Norway). Anna is a contributing photographer for ESPN, GEO, Marie Claire, Médecins Sans Frontières, National Geographic, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Politiken, Stern, and UNICEF. She has been a guest speaker at the Austrian Parliament (Vienna), the Fowler Museum at UCLA (Los Angeles), Festival für zeitgenössische Kunst (Basel), World Press Photo Exhibitions (Montréal/Vienna), and World Press Photo Festival (Amsterdam). Anna earned an MFA from the Yale University School of Art and a BA from the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.
Documentary, Sports, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Conflict Coverage, Spot News, Still Photography