In 2005-2006 participated in World Press Photo seminars.
2009-2010 studied photojournalism in Denmark. 2010 attended master classes organized by Noor and Nikon, Russia.
Then masterclasses organized by Objective Reality.
EurasiaNet.org, web site,
National Geographic Traveler, Armenia, IWPR.net, Institute forWar & Peace Reporting,
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty,
“Zaman” magazine, Istanbul, Turkey, “Ogonyok’’ magazine, Russia
“Enter” online magazine of World Press Photo
"People and Faces" Karl Bulla International Photo contest, First prize in "Family portrait" category and the special prize by the governor of Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2012.
Photovisa international photo festival, Second prize, Russia, 2011.
First prize in international photo contest Blipoint, Italy, 2010.
"Honorable Mention, Europe and Asia – dialogue of cultures, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2009
The first prize, Black Sea and Caucasus, Festival Photovisa, Krasnodar, Russia, 2008
Lauriat of contest Eurasia, Social portrait, 2007 and 2008
The President’s Annual prize, 2006, Armenia
Writing / Literature
Jun. 2010 Days and Nights literature festival in Mangalia/Neptun, Romania
Oct. 2009 Word-Express Literature project, Literature Across Frontiers, UK
Nov. 2009 Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
Since 2006 Gretert Literature Magazine, photographer and writer, Armenia
2005 “Taboo”, published poetry book, Armenia
2002 “Poems”, published poetry book, Experimental Art Center of Armenia