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 1990’s. 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, a devastating earthquake, five years of war, and years of social economic hardship.

In 2016 Yulia won The Best New Talent award at the International Photography Awards (IPACIS). She was nominated for the annual Lucie Awards (2016) and shortlisted for the prestigious Sony World Photography award (2017). Yulia’s work has been exhibited in France (Council of Europe’s house in Strasbourg), Russia, China, at the UN House in Armenia and published internationally, including in the Washington Post, L’oeil de la Photographie and others.

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