Bio

Diana Markosian is an artist whose work lives somewhere between conceptual and documentary photography, allowing her subjects to dictate the outcome of their images. From documenting the lives of young Chechen girls to her own reconnection with her estranged father, her work explores the deeply personal. Her images can be found in publications like National Geographic, The New Yorker and The New York Times, amongst others.

Exhibitions

Photo Espana, La Cubanitas - Madrid, Spain

Paris Photo, La Cubanitas, Paris, France

Staley Wise Gallery, Women on Women, New York, NY

Depo - Istanbul, Turkey 1915

Kevorkian Center, Art and Memory, New York University, New York, NY

Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA.

Emerging GAF Gallery, Hannover, Germany. ‘Inventing My Father’

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon. ‘Inventing My Father’

Open Society Foundation, Moving Walls, New York. N.Y.

Awards

World Press Photo, 1st place - Contemporary Issues, 2019

Elliott Erwitt Foundation Award, 2018 

Magnum Foundation Grant, 2018

Zeitgeist Award, Creative Review's Photography Annual, 2017

Forbes 30 Under 30, 2017

Center for Cultural Innovation Award, 2017

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, 2016

Chris Hondros Emerging Photographer Award, 2015

Ted Talk, 'Inventing My Father,' 2015 

British Journal of Photography's 'Ones to Watch,' 2015

Firecracker Grant, ‘Inventing My Father,’ 2014 

PDN's 30 Photographers to Watch, 2014

Burn Emerging Photographer Fund, ‘Inventing My Father,’ 2013

World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, 2013

New Generation Grant - Photographic Museum of Humanity, 2013

Marie Claire International Photography Award, 2012

Reuters' Best 100 Photos of the Year, 2011