Adriane Ohanesian

Photojournalist, Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Awardee (2017)

Adriane Ohanesian is an American photojournalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Born in New York, Adriane received her B.A. in cultural anthropology and conflict resolution from Colorado College in 2008 and graduated from the International Center of Photography’s photojournalism and documentary photography program in 2010. Upon the completion of her degree, she moved to Sudan and has been photographing mainly in Africa ever since.

Adriane has continued to document the civil war in South Sudan, fighting in Somalia, clashes in Burundi, and has been the only photographer in the past ten years to access the rebel-controlled areas of Darfur, Sudan. Adriane’s ongoing focus has been on the impact that conflict has on isolated civilian populations. She strives to cover all aspects of conflict, often exploring the isolation and desperation of people who have no other choice but to endure the reality of life within a war zone.

In 2015, Adriane was selected as one of Getty Images Emerging Photographers. In 2016, she won a World Press Photo award for her work in Darfur, and the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. In 2017, Adriane was recognized as one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging photographers and completed the World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass. Adriane’s photographs have been published by: The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and TIME.