Anna Boyiazis

United States

Anna Boyiazis is a documentary photographer based between Southern California and East Africa. Committed to healing and liberation, 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.

Boyiazis' long-term project, Finding Freedom in the Water, awarded in the 2018 World Press Photo Contest, was first published by National Geographic and is a 2019 Prix Pictet Nominee. Exhibitions of this work include the Dysturb #WomenMatter campaign against violence toward women (Preus Museum, Norway), The Photography Show presented by AIPAD (Monroe Gallery of Photography, New York), and the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition (National Portrait Gallery, London).

Boyiazis has been a guest speaker at the Austrian Parliament (Vienna), Festival für zeitgenössische Kunst (Basel), the Fowler Museum at UCLA (Los Angeles), United Nations of Photography (Oxford), and for World Press Photo (Amsterdam, Montréal, Vienna).

She holds an MFA from the Yale School of Art and a BA from the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2018 World Press Photo Contest winner

Anna Boyiazis on Social Media:
Instagram: @annaboyiazis

Anna Boyiazis