Nazik Armenakyan documents young men and women of Armenia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community, focusing on transgendered sex workers. Many of the people she photographs are young adults disowned by their families, forced to move to the capital city where they attempt to maintain their lives and forge new relationships.
In 2011, she received a fellowship to attend the Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights Program at New York University. In the same year, she received a Production Grant from the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project. Nazik is one of the founders of the 4 Plus Documentary Photography Center, which aims to develop Armenian documentary photography in Armenia.