The Washington Post


Equipped with an M240, Lena Mucha follows the first female recruits at military schools located in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, and in Stepanakert, the capital of the autonomous Nagorno Karabakh Republic, a disputed area between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Long-term, the female recruits are being trained to take part in a conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan that has existed for decades and has been recently reignited. At the same time, they represent a breakaway from traditional gender roles in a conservative and patriarchal society.

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Camera & Lens

Leica M (Typ 240) / Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 Asph


Lena Mucha

Freelance photographer Lena Mucha (born 1983) lives in Berlin. She studied Political Sciences and Social Anthropology in Cologne, completing her masters degree in 2011. In 2016 she received a grant for Magnum workshops with Patrick Zachmann and David Alan Harvey. Her work has been featured in publications such as Burn Magazine, Vice Colombia, Huffington Post, Stern and Lensculture.

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