Nazik Armenakyan’s project addresses women living with HIV/AIDS in Armenia.
Armenakyan was trained in photojournalism through a course organized by the Caucasus Institute and World Press Photo in Yerevan, Armenia, from 2004 to 2005. She has been a freelance photographer for Reuters Agency and Agence France-Presse, and has worked as a photographer and photo editor for magazines such as Forum Magazine and Yerevan Magazine.
From 2008 to 2010, Armenakyan was a professor of photojournalism at Gladzor University in Yerevan. In 2009, she received the Grand Prix award and first place in the People and Faces category in the Karl Bulla International Photo Contest in Russia for her photo project Survivors. In 2011, she received a fellowship to attend the Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Human Rights Program at New York University. In the same year, she received a Production Grant from the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project. Nazik is one of the founders of the 4 Plus Documentary Photography Center, which aims to develop Armenian documentary photography in Armenia.