Editor’s Picks of 2020 - Photo Stories


Protests and people fighting for social justice, pandemic, isolation, war - a year of 2020. This might be a year we don’t want to remember, however, photography helped not only document these difficult times, but also left a room for inspiration and beauty. Visuals in this collection capture the 12 months of 2020. From paintings and conceptual photography to documentary projects, our photojournalists managed to portray the painful, sensitive, emotional and the most important moments of the past year.  

Despite the lockdown photographers found a way to capture the intimacy of each story presented. Whether it’s emotional embrace of a couple, finding love online or losing houses after the war, photographers have outdone themselves in portraying the reality.

- Nino-Ana Samkharadze Photo Editor of Chai Khana

Feeling blue by Mano Svanidze


Demarcating a virus: conversations between neighbors by Natia Kalandadze


Street photography in the time of Covid-19  by Emin Mathers


Azerbaijan protests without politicians by Abbas Atilay


Garbage, garbage everywhere - Armenians confront litterbugs by Hakob Margaryan


An unspoken cost of war by Ulkar Natiqqizi


Living the conflict frame by frame by Aziz Karimov 


The voice of war by Vaghinak Ghazaryan


"Refugee I'm already ashamed of the word." by Mykolas Juodele


Buckwheat on the canvas by Nata Abashidze-Romanovskaya


Virtually yours: Romance during the pandemic by Nata Abashidze-Romanovskaya


For LGBTQI community in the Caucasus, isolation is a way of life by Sofi Mdivnishvili


Abroad Alone by Mariam Mumladze


Armenian women buck tradition, embrace solo life by Lusine Voskanyan


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Editor’s picks of 2020 - Short Documentaries

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