Anna Boyiazis is a documentary photographer based between Southern California — where she was born and raised by her family of Aegean Islanders — and East Africa. Her storytelling suspends the illusions of human separation. Through her work, she aims to elicit compassion and bring our shared humanity to the fore. Since 2006, she has been shining a spotlight on the nearly twenty million AIDS orphans in sub-Saharan Africa and the amazing potential of young African girls to reverse this trend. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. Exhibitions include THE FENCE 2015, Prix Bayeux-Calvados des Correspondants de Guerre, the Havana Biennial and Arte Fiera: Women in Multimedia. She has been selected for the Canon-sponsored VII Masterclass with Antonin Kratochvil, the Eddie Adams Workshop and RISC Training Nairobi. She has been shortlisted for the Canon Female Photojournalist Award, and is recipient of both the Eddie Adams Workshop XXV Los Angeles Times Assignment Award and City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship. Her work has been recognized by the American Society of Media Photographers, CENTER, FotoVisura, Médecins Sans Frontières, Photocrati Fund and Prix de la Photographie Paris.

Anna’s involvement with photography deepened in 2006, inspiring a mid-career transition into photography. She spent the early years of her career designing a variety of publications — predominantly books — in close collaboration with international art and architecture organizations. Projects included the design of Morphosis, architecture monograph by Thom Mayne (Phaidon Press), and Paradise Cage: Kiki Smith and Coop Himmelblau (The Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA], Los Angeles). Anna taught at both Art Center College of Design and the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, and served a teaching fellowship at the Yale University School of Art, as Head Designer at MOCA and as Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. Her design work was recognized by The American Center for Design, the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and Communication Arts, among others. Her work is in the permanent collections of the AIGA Archives at the Denver Art Museum, the UCLA Arts Library Artists’ Book Collection, the Yale University Art + Architecture Library and the Yale University Sterling Memorial Library Arts of the Book Collection.

Anna earned an MFA from the Yale University School of Art and a BA from the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.




EDUCATION

1991 Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, MFA

1989 UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles, BA

1988 University of California Education Abroad Program, Year Abroad — University of Leeds, UK


WORKSHOPS

2014 RISC Training Nairobi

2012 Eddie Adams Workshop XXV

2012 Ron Haviv Photojournalism Masterclass

2010 Canon-sponsored VII Masterclass with Antonin Kratochvil

2008 David Alan Harvey Loft Workshop


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 THE FENCE, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Houston Center for Photography

2015 PHOTOVILLE, Opening Screening, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

2014 DER GREIF: A Process, Neue Galerie im Hohmannhaus, Augsburg

2014 Eyewitness: Fondation Rivera-Ortiz, Galerie Huit, Arles

2013 FFR at Prix Bayeux-Calvados des Correspondants de Guerre, Le Radar Espace d’Art Actuel, Normandie

2013 MOPLA: Month of Photography Los Angeles, Space15Twenty, Los Angeles

2012 Arte Fiera: Women in Multimedia, Spazio Labo’ Centro di Fotografia, Bologna

2011 Angkor Photo Festival, FCC Angkor, Siem Reap

2011 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship Exhibition, LA Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles

2010 Angkor Photo Festival, Angkor National Museum, Siem Reap

2010 Women’s Work, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles

2010 Slideluck Barcelona, Maumau, Barcelona; 2010 Slideluck Boulder, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder; 2009 Slideluck Nairobi, Tribe, Nairobi; 2009 Slideluck New Orleans, PhotoNOLA, New Orleans

2009 The Curve: CENTER Santa Fe’s Award Recipients, Photo Center NW, Seattle

2009 Havana Biennial, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana

2009 Istanbul Photo Festival, Istanbul

2009 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Espace Dupon, Paris; Farmani Gallery, New York


2009 Compartiendo Sueños, Congreso Informatica, Palacio de las Convenciones, Havana; 2008 Centro Pablo de la Torriente Brau, Majadahonda Gallery, Havana; 2008 Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, Maracaibo; 2008 Galeria del Habitat, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi; 2007 Centro Hispanoamericano Museo de Cultura, Havana


2002 American Center for Design 100 Show, School of Visual Arts, New York;
2000 School of the Art Institute, Chicago; 1999 American Center for Design, Chicago

1999 America: Cult & Culture, AIGA Design Center, New York; AIGA Design Conference, Las Vegas

1998 Mediterranean Mosaics, Alatza Imaret, Thessaloniki; 1997 European Community Exhibition Center, Brussels

1997 Then: What? Sharing our Work, Alumni/Faculty Exhibition, Art + Architecture Gallery, Yale University, New Haven

1997 Communication Graphics 18, AIGA Design Conference, New Orleans

1996 Southwest 96, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe

1996 Bradbury Thompson Symposium, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

1996 Deus Ex Machina, W Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Los Angeles

1995 Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Biennial, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles
(curated by Elizabeth A.T. Smith, The Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA], Los Angeles)

1994 Focus on Los Angeles Artists ll, Pauline Hirsh Gallery, Los Angeles

1993 Through My Window, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage

1993 Los Angeles Biennial of Southern California Artists, William Grant Still Arts Center, Los Angeles

1993 Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Exhibition, Laband Art Gallery and Palos
Verdes Art Center, Los Angeles, (curated by Henry Hopkins, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles)

1992 Focus on Los Angeles Artists l, Pauline Hirsh Gallery, Los Angeles

1991 Music in Print, Hilles Gallery, New Haven

1991 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Art + Architecture Gallery, Yale University, New Haven

1990 MFA Student Show, Art + Architecture Gallery, Yale University, New Haven


GRANTS AND AWARDS

2015 The HCB Award, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Nominee

2015 Fondation Rivera-Ortiz Grant, Finalist

2015 FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project, Honorable Mention

2015 PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, Nominee

2015 Photocrati Fund Fellowship, Fourth Place
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2014 Best of ASMP, Recipient

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2014 Fondation Rivera-Ortiz Grant, Finalist

2014 PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, Nominee

2013 Fondation Rivera-Ortiz Grant, Finalist

2012 Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant, Finalist

2012 Creative Capacity Fund Professional Development Award, Recipient

2012 Eddie Adams Workshop XXV Los Angeles Times Assignment Award, Recipient

2012 Médecins Sans Frontières Culture Channel Prize, Recipient

2012 Photocrati Fund Fellowship, Third Place
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2012 Puffin Foundation Grant, Recipient

2011 Creative Capacity Fund Professional Development Award, Recipient


2011 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship, Recipient

2011 Photocrati Fund Fellowship, Finalist
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2011 POYi Emerging Vision Incentive, Nominee

2011 UNICEF Photo of the Year, Nominee

2010 Creative Capacity Fund Professional Development Award, Recipient

2010 PHotoEspaña Descubrimientos PHE, Madrid, Invitation to participate

2010 UNICEF Photo of the Year, Nominee

2009 Canon Female Photojournalist Award, Shortlisted

2009 CENTER Singular Image Curator’s Choice, Second Prize

2009 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Photojournalism Feature Story First Place
2009 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Photojournalism Category Second Place
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2009 UNICEF Photo of the Year, Nominee

2008 CENTER Singular Image, Second Prize

2006 American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize Finalist

2000 American Center for Design Award, ACD 100 Recipient

2000 American Institute of Graphic Arts Award, Recipient

1998 American Institute of Graphic Arts Award, Recipient

1997 Communication Arts Award, Recipient

1997 Society of Publication Designers Award, Recipient


APPOINTMENTS

Ron Haviv Workshop Assistant, 2015

Todd Hido Workshop Assistant, 2014


Ashley Gilbertson Workshop Assistant, 2013

Eddie Adams Workshop XXVI Black Team, 2013

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery “Conversations with the Artists” Gallery Talk
, 2011

AIGA Center for Cross Cultural Design (AIGA XCD), Compartiendo Suenos, Havana, 2007

American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist, 2005

UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, Visiting Lecturer, 2001

Otis College of Art and Design, Visiting Critic, 2000

Art Center College of Design, Faculty, 1998 2000

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, Head Designer, 1996-99

Cal Poly Pomona, Panel Discussion Lecturer, 1996

Sussman/Prejza & Company Inc, Designer, 1992-94

Yale University School of Art, Teaching Fellowship, 1991


SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Kail, Ellyn. “16 of Our Favorite Photos from The Fence 2015.” Feature Shoot. New York, New York: Feature Shoot: (May 11, 2015).
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Waterman, Jill. Best of ASMP 2014. ASMP Bulletin: Best of Issue 2014. New York, New York: American Society of Media Photographers: (October 2014): 10.
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Knight, Christopher. “Art review: ‘COLA 2011: Individual Artist Fellowship’ at Municipal Art Gallery.” Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles Times: (9 June 2011): D14.
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Terry, Sara. “Anna Boyiazis.” City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship Exhibition cat. Los Angeles, California: C.O.L.A.: (May 2011).
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Mason, Nais. “Kinder leben in Afrika.” UNICEF News: Special Edition. Cologne, Germany: UNICEF: no. 2 (June 2010): 9.
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Carpio, Francisco. Descubrimientos 2010. PHotoEspaña cat. Madrid, Spain: La Fabrica: (June 2010): 48–49.

Harvey, David Alan. BURN Magazine. Williamsburg, New York: BURN: (27 June 2009).

Keller, Corey. “Singular Image Curator’s Choice.” Santa Fe, New Mexico: CENTER: (13 March 2009).


LaSala, Anthony. “Singular Image 2008.” Santa Fe, New Mexico: CENTER: (26 March 2008).

Castañeda, Mireya. “Free Rein to Imagination and Beauty.” Granma Internacional, Havana, Cuba, 12 November 2007, Culture section, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish editions.

Drenttel, William, and Jessica Helfand. “The Lost Picture Show: American Center for Design, 1999.” Below the Fold: ACD 100. Falls Village, Connecticut: The Winterland Institute: vol. 1, no. 4 (Summer 2007)
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Compartiendo Sueños: Cuba y Los Estados Unidos Cruzan la Brecha Digital/Sharing Dreams: Cuba and The U.S. Cross the Digital Divide. Exh. cat. Havana, Cuba: The American Institute of Graphic Arts Center for Cross Cultural Design (AIGA XCD), The Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau, and the Union of Cuban Artists and Writers (UNEAC), 2007.

Castañeda, Mireya. “Del Pincel al mouse: 9° Salon y Coloquio de Arte Digital.” Granma Internacional, Havana, Cuba, 16 July 2007, Culture section, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish editions

“Alumni.” UCLArts 9, no. 1 (Fall 2005): 21.

“Alumni.” UCLArts 5, no. 2 (Spring 2002): 12.


“Faculty Activities.” UCLA Design/Media Arts News Report (2001/2002): 22.

Heller, Steven, Paula Scher, Véronique Vienne, and Lorraine Wild. Graphic Design USA 20: The Annual of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. New York: The American Institute of Graphic Arts and Watson-Guptill Publications (2000): 136.

Codrington, Andrea, Michael Dooley, Steven Heller, and Martha Scotford. Graphic Design USA 18: The Annual of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. New York: The American Institute of Graphic Arts and Watson-Guptill Publications (1998): 240.


Communication Arts Design Annual 38 (November 1997): 78–79.

The Society of Publication Designers Thirty-second Publication Design Annual. Rockport and New York: Rockport Publishers and The Society of Publication Designers (1997): 122.

Smith, Elizabeth A.T. “Printmaking in the Expanded Field.” Los Angeles Printmaking Society Thirteenth National Exhibition. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Printmaking Society (1995): 7–8, 19.

Hopkins, Henry T. “Some Thought on Prints and Printmaking, Part ll.” Los Angeles Printmaking Society Twelfth Annual Exhibition. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Printmaking Society (1992): 10, 15.

Weiss, James. “Art Review: What you see (and hear) is what you get.” New Haven, Connecticut: New Haven Register (19 May 1991): D1–D3.


Igarashi, Takenobu. Portfolio 27 (Japan, Aug/Sept 1989): 18–19.


COLLECTIONS

AIGA Archives at the Denver Art Museum

AIGA Design Archives online

UCLA Arts Library Artists’ Book Collection

Yale University Art + Architecture Library

Yale University Sterling Memorial Library Arts of the Book Collection


SELECT LIST OF BOOKS I'VE DESIGNED

MORPHOSIS
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Author: Thom Mayne + Val Warke
Hardcover + Softcover: 288 pages
Language: English
Printing: Hong Kong
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BRONSON
Publisher: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
Author: Cornelia H. Butler
Softcover: 28 pages
Language: English
Printing: USA
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AMY ADLER
Publisher: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
Author: Cornelia H. Butler
Softcover: 64 pages
Language: English
Printing: Germany

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KCHO: TODO CAMBIA
Publisher: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
Authors: Alma Ruiz + Paul Schimmel
Hardcover: 64 pages
Languages: English + Spanish
Printing: USA

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PARADISE CAGE: KIKI SMITH AND COOP HIMMELBLAU
Publisher: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
Author: Elizabeth A. T. Smith
Softcover: 34 pages
Language: English
Printing: USA
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THE POWER OF SUGGESTION: NARRATIVE AND NOTATION IN CONTEMPORARY DRAWING
Co-publishers: Smart Art Press + The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
Author: Cornelia H. Butler
Softcover: 46 pages
Language: English
Printing: USA

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