Magnum Photos Photographer Profile
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Diana Markosian
b. Russia, 1989 (Nominee)
Photography has allowed me to slow down, look inward, and learn to be quiet with myself. ”
Diana Markosian is an Armenian-American photographer whose images explore the relationship between memory and place. 

Born in Moscow, Russia, her family immigrated to the United States when she was a child, leaving her father behind. In 2010, she received her master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has since taken her to some of the most remote corners of the world, where she has produced both personal and editorial work. Her images can be found in publications like National Geographic Magazine, The New Yorker and The New York Times.

Diana is the recipient of the Chris Hondros Emerging Photographer Grant, Magnum Emerging Photographer Fund and the Firecracker Grant. In 2013, she took part in the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam and was selected as PDN’s 30 Photographers to Watch. 

Diana became a Magnum Nominee in 2016.