Moscow, Russia, 1993
Currently based in Barcelona, Spain
Natalia Davtyan is an Armenian photographer and visual artist from Russia, 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 in Barcelona. She has worked as a brand manager at Stride running store and in 2017 started publishing Stride Mag, a printed and online magazine about runners.
Since 2011 Natalia had been into mobile photography but had never seen herself as a ‘real’ photographer. She had her first photoshoots for Stride Mag and after its closure, she decided to continue her training with postgraduate studies.
Photography is the medium that helps Natalia to speak about identity, women and ecological crisis. She is currently developing a long-term project about her mother and grandmother and the impact of the early marriages on their personal lives.
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