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Diana Markosian is an Armenian-American photographer whose images explore the relationship between memory and place. She received her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism at 20. Her work has since taken her to some of the most remote corners of the world, where she has worked on both personal and editorial work. Her images can be found in publications like National Geographic Magazine, The New Yorker and The New York Times.


Depo Gallery – Istanbul, Turkey “1915″

Kevorkian Center – New York University, New York, NY “Art and Memory”
Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angles, CA. “Emerging”
GAF Gallery, Hannover, Germany. “Inventing My Father”

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon. “Inventing My Father”

Open Society Foundation, New York. N.Y. “Goodbye My Chechnya”


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 Magazine’s Emerging Photographer Fund, 1st place, “Inventing My Father,” 2013
World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, 2013
New Generation Grant – Photographic Museum of Humanity, 2013
Reminders Photography Grant, 2013
FotoVisura Grant, “Goodbye My Chechnya,” Honorable Mention. 2013
Hearst 8×10 Photo Competition, “Goodbye My Chechnya,” 2013
Marie Claire International Photography Award, 2012
Honorable Mention UNICEF Photo of the Year, 2012
Getty Images Emerging Talent Award, 2012
AnthropoGraphia Grant, “Goodbye My Chechnya,” Honorable Mention, 2012
Reuters’ Best 100 Photos of the Year, 2011
DuPont Fellowship at Columbia University, 2010
NPPA Multimedia Award for “Selfless”,2nd place, 2010
Rockower Awards, Portraits of Jews in Belarus, 2010
Columbia University’s Annual Photojournalism Award, 2010





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