Arthur Lumen is a photographer and a filmmaker based in Armenia. Known for his attention to detail and unconventional approach to the creative process, Lumen specializes in documentary, portrait and wedding photography. He also founded Lumen Photo School in 2011, which has since graduated 150 photography enthusiasts.
In 2012, Arthur Lumen was awarded a Documentary Photography Project grant by Open Society Foundations. He completed the “Landslide in Armenia” project over 18 months. Through his lens, the photographer captured the human costs of environmental calamity. Lumen documented the daily realities confronted by communities living in landslide zones.
Lumen is currently compiling a longterm project entitled "Lifetime Project". Every year until 2022, Lumen will document the development in the lives of 14 children from the Gorayq village.
Throughout his career, Arthur Lumen has turned to renowned photographers for guidance, including Yuri Kozyrev (Noor Images), Thomas Dworzak (Magnum Photos), Adrian Kelterborn (Magnum In Motion), Andrei Polikanov (Russian Reporter), and Patrick Sutherland (University of the Arts London).