The "Resting Soldier" was awarded in World Press Photo Contest
12:07, Friday, 16 April, 2021
A soldier lies in a trench, resting on a plastic cover, in the northeastern part of Syunik, Nerkin Khndzoresk, Armenia, 31 October 2020.
By Vaghinak Ghazaryan, awarded 3rd prize in the Contemporary Issues, singles category of the 2021 Photo Contest.
“This photograph has haunted me from day one. There was very strong work coming out of Nagorno-Karabakh but all primarily focused on grief, loss, conflict. This one image, such a simple moment focused on a shared need, was deeply touching and beautifully photographed. It was a different look at the impact of conflict at a very human scale.” - Kathy Moran, deputy director of Photography at National Geographic and member of the 2021 Photo Contest General Jury.