Participants from 21 countries presented their work in three categories on this year’s theme, “The Road”.
Out of a possible 9 awards, 4 were picked up by the photographers who arrived from Armenia. Photojournalist and documentary photographer Nazik Armenakian (pictured, below) secured first place with her photo series “Another Road” (or “Another Way”), which explores the life of transpeople in Armenia, in the category “Relationships between Humans and the Environment”, while Haik Bianjanyan (pictured below, far right) took second prize with his work “Disappearing Memories”.
Another Armenian photographer, Anahit Hayrapetyan (pictured below, far left), took home the third prize for her series “The Life of Katharine”. And last but not least, Inna Mkhitaryan (pictured below, second from left) secured third place in the category “Roads of the Northern Caucasus” for her series “On the Road Toward a Better Life”.
Main photo from Nazik Armenakian’s photo series “Another Road”.
Last photo by Marina Babayan (Khachkar.ru)