Vaghinak Ghazaryan

Vaghinak Ghazaryan

Vaghinak Ghazaryan is an award-winning photojournalist based in Yerevan. He graduated from the Academy of TV and Radio, Department of Film and Photography and later from Art Criticism and Curatorial Training School, AICA Armenia. He participated in the Reuter News Agency’s Photojournalism: Experience Change in Tbilisi, Georgia. In 2021, Vaghinak won 3rd prize in the World Press Photo Contest in the Contemporary Issues, Singles category for the photo “Resting Soldier.” He also won 3rd place in the LensCulture HOME 21 Photography prize for the same photo. That same year, he was also a finalist of Blurring the Lines 2021 Edition, the “The Voice of War” project. Currently Vaghinak collaborates with 4plus Documentary Photography Center.

The War Dance

A photo essay by Vaghinak Ghazaryan about teachers Stepan and Mariam and their recounting of the 2020 Artsakh War. A story that has to be continued before it is told, as Stepan is once again on the frontlines.

7×25 cm

After losing his job, photojournalist Vaghinak Ghazaryan, started driving a taxi. Combining his love of cars with his love of photography, he began capturing images of his passengers through the rearview mirror.


The Fight

In this moving photo story, award-winning photojournalist Vaghinak Ghazaryan, follows the story of a mother whose son was buried alive after his unit came under attack during the 2020 Artsakh War.