||| Nazik Armenakyan |||
Nazik Armenakyan has been working as a photojournalist since 2002. Her photojournalistic experience includes working for Armenpress News Agency, Yerevan magazine, and Forum magazine, freelance work Reuters. Nazik currently works as a photojournalist with ArmeniaNow.com
In 2004-2005 after completing photojournalism course organized by the Caucasus Institute and World Press Photo in Yerevan, Armenia, she began to have an interest in doing long-term documentary projects. In 2009, she won the Grand Prix award and first place in the “People and Faces” for her first long-term photo project “Survivors” a series of portraits of survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, category at the Karl Bulla International Photo Contest in Russia.
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.
Nazik is one of the founders of the 4 Plus Documentary Photography Center, which aims to develop Armenian documentary photography and empowering women through photography in Armenia.