Nazik Armenakyan

Nazik Armenakyan
2 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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.

Life until and after

When she got married she was still 18. The marriage was an escape from a difficult life. Her future husband had just returned Russia, from an outgoing work. Though he was much older than she, she thought she would get married, have children, she will struggle and live well.