Armenian photographer Anush Babajanyan is a member of the VII Photo Agency, focusing her work on social narratives related to women, issues of minorities, and the aftermath of the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh, among others.
In addition to working extensively in the Caucasus, she also continues to photograph in Turkey and Central Asia.
Much of Anush Babajanyan’s recent activity has been dedicated to peace building processes between Armenia and Turkey. In 2016, she co-founded the #BridgingStories project that brought together young photographers from Turkey and Armenia, in an effort to bridge peace between the two nations. The project currently enters its second stage.
Anush is currently hand-making her first book, The House of Culture, about the memory of Soviet Armenian culture houses.
Before joining VII, Anush co-founded and was a member of women photographers’ collective 4Plus.
Anush received a grant from the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project in 2013 assisting her continuous work between Armenia and Turkey. Her photography has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy Magazine, and various other international publications.
Photo: John Stanmeyer