Onnik Krikorian

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Onnik Krikorian is an Armenia-based British journalist and photographer. He has written articles as a stringer or freelance writer for UNICEF, Transitions Online, New Internationalist, Eurasianet, Fox News, Hetq Online, The Armenian Weekly, the Armenian News Network and others. In January 2005, a collection of articles and photographs based around the theme of Armenia: Poverty, Transition & Democracy was published by the Gomidas Institute.

Among those who welcomed the publication of the book were Lise Grande, then Residential Representative of the United Nations in Armenia, and Brian Kearney, Head of Mission for the USAID Armenian Social Transition Programme. Copies of the book are available from Oneworld Multimedia [ more details ].

Samples of some of Onnik Krikorian's published work can be found in the relevant section of his Lightstalkers portfolio page.


Born in Portsmouth, England, he has been resident of the Republic of Armenia since 1998 and works extensively in the country as well as the Republic of Georgia. Prior to that, he worked on the Kurds in Turkey, the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh, and also specializes in the Yezidi/Kurdish community in Armenia. He has also been prolific in covering issues such as poverty and children deprived of parental care in Armenia and Georgia and writes extensively on this subject.

Prior to moving to Armenia in 1998 he worked contracts for The Bristol Evening Post, The Independent, The Economist, and The Institute for War & Peace Reporting in the UK.

He is the author of two books, a collection of his articles and photography, Armenia: Poverty, Transition & Democracy, as well as another collection of articles and photography for UNICEF, and has worked contracts for the United Nations, USAID, Habitat for Humanity, the Tufenkian Foundation and others. His articles and photographs have been published by The Los Angeles Times, New Internationalist, The Scotsman, Transitions Online, Middle East Insight, Oneworld.net, Eurasianet, The Armenian Weekly, and Armenian Forum among others. He has also worked as a stringer for Transitions Online and Fox News.

Until June 2006 he worked for Hetq Online, a publication of the Investigative Journalists of Armenia, in Yerevan and most recently for EurasiaNet and the Newport Kutaisi Association. He also maintains a blog of constantly updated photography, articles, commentary, news and links from the South Caucasus at http://oneworld.blogsome.com, is the Volunteer Country Editor for Armenia at Oneworld.net, and the Caucasus Editor for Global Voices.

A book of articles and photographs produced by Onnik Krikorian for UNICEF is available for download in PDF format here.