Nazik Armenakyan Armenian

In 2005, Nazik studied photography in Armenia at the Caucasus Media Institute, Yerevan, under Ruben Magasaryan. For three years during that time, she also worked as a photojournalist at Armenpress news agency, for Yerevan and Forum magazines, collaborating with Reuters agency. In 2009 she got a Grand Prix award and First place in the  “People and Faces” category in the Karl Bulla International Photo Contest for my long-term project “Survivors.”  

The other significant achievement that allowed Nazik to grow as a documentary photographer was the “Human Rights and Photography” fellowship from Magnum Foundation at the New York University in 2011.  
  
From 2009 to 2016, she was staff photographer for ArmeniaNow.com. 
 
Nazik has participated in many local and international group exhibitions in Armenia, USA, China, Hong Kong, India, Russia. 
  
From 2007, she adopted two long-term and in-depth research projects that later developed into books. The first is Survivors (2005-2015), a photographic narrative about the survivors of the Armenian genocide. The other is The Stamp of Loneliness (2010-2013) about members of Yerevan's closed transgender community. 

Her photographs have been published in The New York Times Lens blog, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, Politiken, WOZ magazine, The Funambulist magazine, other local and international publications. 
  
In 2012, she co-founded ‘4Plus’ Documentary Photography Center along with other female photographers.