About Adriane Ohanesian

Born in upstate New York, Adriane Ohanesian received her B.A. in cultural anthropology and conflict resolution from Colorado College and graduated from the International Center of Photography’s photojournalism and documentary photography program in 2010. Upon the completion of her degree, she moved to Sudan and has been photographing mainly in Africa ever since. In 2012, Adriane began covering the news in South Sudan for Reuters. She has covered fighting in Somalia, civil war in South Sudan, clashes in Burundi, and most recently the conflict in Darfur.

Adriane attended the Eddie Adams workshop in 2014, where she received an award from National Geographic. She has also been recognized as one of Magnum Photo’s top ’30 under 30’ and received LensCulture’s Emerging Talent award for her personal work with women soldiers in rebel-controlled Kachin, Myanmar. In 2015, Adriane was selected as one of Getty Images Emerging Photographers. Adriane is a freelance photographer based out of Nairobi, Kenya.

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