Independent photographer from Armenia, Yulia Grigoryants covers social, cultural, and human rights issues.
Born in Azerbaijan, she fled the country in 1988 because of the violence against the Armenian population, which was followed by a large-scale war. She grew up during a time of important political and social changes for the region, with the transition from the Soviet system to independence, devastating earthquake, years of war, and social-economic hardship.
Yulia’s works were published internationally, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, The Sunday Times etc.
In 2020 Yulia became a laureate of the Albert Kahn award for her long-term story “Cosmic Solitude”. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the prestigious Sony world photography award.
Yulia’s works have been exhibited in France (at the Council of Europe’s house, at the museum of Albert Kahn, Promenade Photographique in Vendôme, a personal exhibition in Paris,), in England, Russia, China, at the UN House