PHOTOGRAPHERS

Nazik Armenakyan was born in 1976. She has been working as a photojournalist since 2002. Her photojournalistic experience includes working for Armenpress News Agency, Yerevan magazine, and Forum magazine. She has done freelance work for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reuters. Nazik currently works as a photojournalist with ArmeniaNow.com

In 2004-2005 she took part in a photojournalism course organized by the Caucasus Institute and World Press Photo in Yerevan, Armenia. In 2007, she began to have an interest in doing long-term documentary projects, and in 2009, she won the Grand Prix award and first place in the “People and Faces” category at the Karl Bulla International Photo Contest in Russia for her first long-term photo project “Survivors,” a series of portraits of survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide.

In 2011, Nazik was awarded a Magnum Foundation Human Rights & Photography Fellowship to study at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In the same year, she received a Documentary Photography Production grant from the Open Society Foundations for her second ongoing project on LGBT people and the community in Armenia that she began in 2010.  Nazik has participated in several projects and exhibitions.

www.nazikarmenakyan.com

 

In 2005-2006 Anahit Hayrapetyan attended the World Press Photo Seminars in Yerevan and graduated with honors. Parallel to that she did her PhD program at the State Engineering University of Armenia and published two books of poems. She took a formal course in photojournalism at the School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark, in 2009-2010. In the same year she was chosen to participate in the Noor/Nikon masterclasses and Objective Reality workshop.

She worked as a staff photographer for Armenianow.com, Gretert and National Geographic Traveler (Armenia). Currently she works for Eurasianet.org. Her photos have widely appeared in both local and international media such as Hetq, Institute for War & Peace Reporting, Radio Free Europe, Zaman magazine, Le POINT, etc.

Anahit was a winner of The President of the Republic Prize 2006 (Armenia), Photovisa, 2008 (Russia), Asian Women Photographers' Showcase, 2013, finalist in "Vilnius Photo Circle" and some others.

Her book "Princess to Slave" was published in 2015 by FotoEvidence.

Her poetry book "Pretty" was published in 2015 by Antares.

Anahi lives between Armenia and Germany.

www.anahithayrapetyan.com

 

After completing her degree in journalism from the American University in Bulgaria in 2006, Anush Babajanyan began working as an independent contractor for the BBC Monitoring Service in Yerevan, Armenia. Anush photographed at the same time, running a photojournalism blog for Transitions Online magazine.

Anush moved to Gyumri, Armenia in 2009, to photograph poor housing conditions in a town scarred by an Earthquake that took place 25 years ago. She photographed the houses together with a local non-profit organisation, which then published a photo book and distributed it among government officials and decision makers, bringing to light the visual side of a lasting issue. Anush received a PhotoPhilanthrophy.org award for her photography in Gyumri.

Much of Anush Babajanyan’s activity in the recent years has been dedicated to the Turkey-Armenia peace building process. Anush has photographed and taken part in several cross-border projects and exhibitions that involved collaboration between photographers from Turkey and Armenia. She has worked with the Hrant Dink Foundation as one of the coordinators of its Beyond Borders program.

Anush received a production grant from the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project in 2013, to photograph Armenian women’s labor migration to Turkey, which she currently continues to work on.

www.anushbabajanyan.net