Curator Selection / 2021 / /

Post War Armenia

  • Photographer
    Kiran Ridley
  • Credit
    Kiran Ridley

Last Year’s six week war over Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan saw the most intense conflict in Europe or its periphery this century and has layered fresh trauma and tragedy on top of decades of devastation.

Now Armenian's are facing an uncertain future. The devastating war, which killed an estimated 4000 people as the rest of the world was busy managing COVID’s challenges, has brought about a political crisis which sees the country polarised, and even endangering the fragile ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Kiran is an award winning photographer working throughout Europe and Asia, concentrating on news, social political topics and the human experience. His work has is published throughout the world including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Times and The Financial Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Le Figaro, Le Point, Welt, El Pais, Forbes, Observer and Guardian newspapers, Time, Spiegel, Economist Magazine, GQ, and Newsweek amongst many others.

Awards Kolga Tbilisi Reportage Award 2020
TAPSA Scholarship 2020
First prize in the Editorial News Category 2019 ND Awards
Association of Photographers ‘Document’ Awards
Highly Commended in the Ian Parry Award
Finalist for 'Young Photographer of the Year' in the 'Picture Editor’s Awards'