Anahit Hayrapetyan

Born on May 26th 1981 in Nagorno Karabakh.

In 2005-2006 participated in World Press Photo seminars.
2009-2010 studied photojournalism in Denmark. 2010 attended master classes organized by Noor and Nikon, Russia.

Currently working at

Anahit is one of the founders of the collective 4plus, which aims to develop documentary photography in Armenia and raise awareness about issues in Armenia.


Multimedia project, 4 Plus with, OSF 2012
Group multimedia project with Socioscope NGO, OSF 2012
Princess to Slave, project and workshops, OSF 2011
Youth at Risk in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, project and exhibitions, UNPF 2011
The Armenian-Speaking Muslims of Hamshen? project and publications, Eurasia 2011
Merhabarev Armenian-Turkish book and exhibitions worldwide 2006
Lebanon, Victims of war 2006

National Geographic Traveler, Armenia, Institute for War & Peace Reporting
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
“Enter” online magazine World Press Photo

Prizes and Grants

Asian women photographer showcase winner, Thailand 2012
Marie Claire international photography award, finalist, France 2012
Karl Bulla International Photo contest, First prize in Family portrait category and the special prize by the governor of Saint-Petersburg, Russia 2012
Documentary production grant, OSF 2011
Photovisa Festival, Second prize, Russia 2011
Festival Photovisa, First prize, , Russia 2008
The President’s Annual prize, Armenia 2006

Published two books of poems in 2002 and 2005.