Antranik Tavitian is a first generation Armenian-American born in Los Angeles, California to parents from Aleppo, Syria. His work focuses on exploring the creation of identity by examining the intersection of self-identity, social-identity, ethnicity, politics and gender.

Currently, he is completing his masters of arts in journalism at the University of Missouri, school of journalism. He speaks Armenian, English, and Spanish.

Tavitian lives between Columbia, Missouri and Los Angeles, California.


  • AP Sport Editors 2018 Contest

    Third Place-Feature Photo

  • 2018 Missouri Associated Press Media Editors newspaper contest

    First Place-Sports Feature


  • University of Missouri-Columbia

    Master of Arts in Journalism-2020

  • California States University-Northridge

    Bachelor of Arts-2017