Onnik Krikorian is a journalist and photojournalist of Armenian and English descent. 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.
Gohar Saroava, a Moslem Kurd, helps a Yezidi child prepare for a cultural event, Shamiram, Republic of Armenia © Onnik Krikorian / Oneworld Multimedia 2004
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 Institute for War & Peace Reporting, New York University Press, UNICEF, Amnesty International, The Armenian Weekly, and Armenian Forum among others. He has also worked as a stringer for Transitions Online and Fox News.
He maintains a blog of constantly updated photography, articles, commentary, news and links from the South Caucasus and is the Caucasus Editor for Global Voices. He is also the Volunteer Country Editor for Armenia at Oneworld.net.