Artsakh: Before and After the War



Photographer Nazik Armenakyan captures glimpses of Artsakh before and after the 2020 war resulting from Azerbaijani aggression. Because Azerbaijan was backed militarily by Turkey, many Armenians described the war as a continuation of the 1915 genocide of Armenians (and Assyrians and Pontic Greeks) committed by the Ottoman Empire. Azerbaijan’s revanchist offensive and post-ceasefire claims to swaths of ethnic Armenian-majority Artsakh thus reveal an enduring campaign of Armenian displacement and dispossession.