Nazik Armenakyan

Nazik Armenakyan
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Nazik Armenakyan started working as a photojournalist from 2002 at Armenpress news agency. Then she worked in Yerevan magazine, Forum magazine and ArmeniaNow.com. Nazik completed a yearlong photojournalism course at the Caucasus Institute, organized by World Press Photo in 2004-2005 and began to take interest in doing more long-term documentary projects. A winner of several international awards she participated in many local and international group exhibitions in Armenia, USA, China, Hong Kong, India, Russia. In 2009 Nazik got Grand Prix award and First place in the "People and Faces" category in the Karl Bulla International Photo Contest for long term project ‘Survivors’. In 2011 she received fellowship from the Magnum Foundation and Documentary Photography Production Grant from Open Society Foundations. Nazik’s photographs were published in The New York Times Lens blog, Der Spiegel, Politiken, Eurasianet and other local and international publications. Nazik Armenakyan is author of two photography books. She is one of the founders of the 4 Plus, a non-profit organization that aims develop documentary photography in Armenia and empowering women through photography.

Being a Woman: Political Figure

I find it difficult to choose a topic to photograph, I think, I research for a long time. As a photographer I often turn to women, to their changing role in the life of the society. It is interesting for me. For example - women in politics. Is it possible in Armenia? Do we consider it an extraordinary, unique thing? Is it be...

Chair of the nation

Text by Karin Grigoryan On April 23, the Republic square of Republic of Armenia was full of Armenians celebrating the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan. Call it the happiest and crazy holiday of Armenians of all time! While the peaceful protests of thousands citizens continue throughout Armenia, the post of Prim...

The Salt of the Earth

Two and a half minutes in the elevator and 235 m below the surface of the ground opens up a landscape of salt. With uneven relief and repeating arches the long corridor leads to an underground cave, where the relation with the world above is cut from the first moments. The underground sanatorium - the Republican Speleolog...

War Not Peace: Unpunctuated Lives

Eva – The first Eva was the first among the women and at the Kristapor Ivanyan Military College in Stepanakert. The college began admitting girls for the first time two years ago. Eva Ghazaryan was one of three girls who were admitted. Eva's the only girl in the 12th grade. She stands proudly before a backdrop of green–lig...

Life until and after

how to help how to help? × For several months, this young woman has been living in a rented apartment with her two children. She’s trying to do odd jobs to provide for herself and her children. Her rent and utilities together are 40,000 AMD (82.95 USD) per mon...