Bio

Diana Markosian is an artist known for her collaborative approach to storytelling, which embraces uncertainty as a tool to craft the narrative. She explores themes of family and immigration through a layered, interdisciplinary process that uses video, photography, found images, drawings and historical ephemera. Her work can be found in publications like National Geographic Magazine, The New Yorker and The New York Times.

Exhibitions

Cortona on the Move - Santa Barbara, Cortona, Italy 2019

Photo Espana, La Cubanitas - Madrid, Spain, 2019

Photo London, Aperture - Santa Barbara, London, UK, 2019

Paris Photo, La Cubanitas, Paris, France, 2018

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

Kevorkian Center, Art and Memory, New York University, New York, NY, 2016

Depo Istanbul, 1915, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015

Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA., 2015

Emerging GAF Gallery, Inventing My Father, Hannover, Germany, 2015

Blue Sky Gallery, Inventing My Father, Portland, Oregon, 2015

Open Society Foundation, Goodbye My Chechnya, Moving Walls, New York, 2014

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