Natalia Davtyanshe / her
b. Moscow, Russia, 1993
Currently based in Barcelona, Spain
Natalia Davtyan is an Armenian photographer and visual artist, mostly working in the realms of documentary and portrait photography. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interior and Spatial Design from UAL, London and a Master in Photography and Design in ELISAVA, Barcelona.
Since 2011 Natalia had been into mobile photography but only almost ten years later she decided to continue her training with postgraduate studies to learn to tell stories visually. One of the most influential works for her is Mark Power's 26 Different Endings (2007). This project, in which Power photographed the edges of 'A-Z London Street Atlas', turned her way of seeing photography from being something beautiful to a tool for exploration. I dreamed about walking in the streets in slippers, for which she photographed exclusively from her balcony, is inspired by this work.
Right now Natalia enjoys working on long projects in which she documents events, backstages, people, and doing short lifestyle photoshoots for individuals and brands, as well as developing her personal projects.
Education2019-2020 Master in Photography and Design, ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Barcelona, Spain
2012-2015 BA Interior and Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London, UK
Awards2020 Blurring the Lines, finalist
Group exhibitions2020 Art Photo Bcn, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
2020 Togethering, Houston Center for Photography, hcponline.org
2020 #PHEdesdemibalcón, PHotoESPAÑA, phe.es
Publications2020 Blurring The Lines, catalog, Urbanautica Books
2020 I dreamed about walking in the streets in slippers, zine, ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
2019 Broken elevator, zine, self-published
2019 Humans of Psycho Daily, dummy