Lieutenant Vahe Avanesyan, 27, and soldier Harut Gasparyan,19, wait in a trench at a frontline post, during the Nagorno-Karabakh Four-Day war in Martakert on April 4, 2016.

Anush Babajanyan

Yerevan, ARMENIA

Armenian photographer Anush Babajanyan is a member of VII Photo Agency and a National Geographic Explorer. Anush focuses her work on social narratives and personal stories. In addition to working extensively in the South Caucasus, she continues to photograph in Central Asia and around the world.

Anush Babajanyan is currently working on an environmental project in Central Asia, supported by the National Geographic Society. Anush is also working on publishing a book on Nagorno-Karabakh, in the South Caucasus, as she continues to cover the region.

Anush Babajanyan is the winner of the 2019 Canon Female Photojournalist Grant. Her photography has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, Foreign Policy Magazine, and other international publications.

The bedroom of Syrian Armenians Manush Moses, 41, Soghomon Amseian, 48, in their rented apartment in Yerevan, Armenia, on Oct. 30, 2016.

"A photograph can be strong and connect with viewers for many reasons, but what I look for in images, including my own, is well thought of and well felt self-expression of the photographer."

Anush Babajanyan
Anjelika Ayaryan, 10, stands under a tree as her friend Tatevik picks berries in Shushi, Nagorno-Karabakh, on June 3, 2017. 
New-born boy in the maternity hospital of Nagorno-Karabakh capital Stepanakert, on August 19, 2017.
A psychologist does sand therapy with Zhanerke, age 8, in the therapy room of a special school in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan on 13 March 2018.