After completing her degree in Journalism from the American University in Bulgaria in 2006, Anush Babajanyan began working as an independent contractor for the BBC Monitoring Service in Yerevan, Armenia.
After more than one year working at the BBC, Anush began, and has since been working, as a freelance photographer in Yerevan, focusing on women’s issues in Armenia, the aftermath of the Gyumri earthquake and social narratives related to women. In 2012, Babajanyan co-founded a women’s cooperative to empower women through photography in Armenia.
Much of Anush Babajanyan’s activity has been dedicated to peace building processes between Armenia and Turkey, as well as Armenia and Azerbaijan. One of her long-term project was photographing young Armenians in Istanbul, Turkey, who struggle with a conflict of identity.
Anush is currently working on an ongoing project on decaying Culture Houses in Armenian villages.
Anush received a grant from the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project in 2013 assisting her continuous work on building bridges between Armenia and Turkey.
Anush Babajanyan’s photography has been published in National Geographic, Washington Post, VICE News, and other international and regional publications.