Adriane Ohanesian


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, most recently, the conflict in 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. Adriane is based out of Nairobi, Kenya.

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.

Adriane was selected to take part in the Joop Swart Masterclass 2017 in Amsterdam. 



Adriane Ohanesian