Yulia Grigoryants is an independent photographer from Armenia currently living between France and Armenia. Her extensive professional background in documentary film production helped develop her storytelling abilities while covering social, cultural, and human rights issues around the world, including conflict zones.
Born in 1984 in Baku, Azerbaijan, she fled the country in 1988 with her family because of the violence against the Armenian population, which was followed by a large-scale war in the early 1990s. She grew up during a time of important political and social changes for Armenia and the region, with the transition from the Soviet system to independence, devastating earthquake, five years of war, and years of social-economic hardship, which still continues to this day.
Yulia’s works were published internationally, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, and The Sunday Times.
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 in Armenia.
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