Sara Anjargolian is a multimedia journalist and attorney focused on visual storytelling projects that seek to inspire social change. Anjargolian's work is rooted in the belief that provocative imagery possesses the profound and transformative potential to expose social injustice and inspire action. She regularly partners with non-profit organizations and philanthropists to raise awareness of critical social and human rights issues.
Her work has been recognized and supported by the United Nations, Soros/Open Society Foundations, Fulbright, UCLA School of Art & Architecture (Make Art / Stop AIDS), Photophilanthropy, Fotoevidence, the Tufenkian Foundation, and the Yerevan Press Association. Her body of work has been exhibited widely and most recently includes stories such as: non-combat deaths in Armenia's military, life on the front lines in Nagorno-Karabakh, refugee life along the Azerbaijani border, HIV/TB among the Zulu people in South Africa, “How We Live” a photography installation, book and film documenting poverty in Armenia, “Not Here” a project focusing on labor migration from Armenia to Los Angeles, and, “Zenne Dancer” a feature film in Turkey about the honor killing of a gay man by his father (still photographer).
Anjargolian graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science/Public Policy and received a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall). During her legal career she served as a trial lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice, Associate Professor/Assistant Dean at the American University of Armenia Law Department, and policy advisor to the Los Angeles City Attorney.