Scout Tufankjian

Although she has spent the bulk of her career working in the Middle East, Scout Tufankjian is best known for her work documenting the Barack Obama campaigns, and her book on the 2007-2008 campaign, "Yes We Can: Barack Obama's History-Making Presidential Campaign" was a New York Times and LA Times bestseller.  In the summer of 2012, she returned to the campaign trail as a photographer for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, where she took an image of the President and the First Lady hugging that shattered all social media records at the time. Her new book, "There is Only the Earth: Images from the Armenian Diaspora Project," is the culmination of six years documenting Armenian communities in over 20 different countries. She is a two-time TUMO workshop leader and has recently worked in Spain on the set of  the film The Promise, and in Nagorno-Karabakh for the HALO Trust. More of her work can be seen at 


Articles by Scout Tufankjian

The Spirit of Artsakh

Photographer Scout Tufankjian has captured the essence of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) through her photos. One year after the April War, EVN Report is proud to present these images as a reminder that all children deserve to live in peace.

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