"Where do I go to learn how to use a camera ? For me, that was where I came from"
Diana Markosian (born in Moscow, 1989) is a Russian-American photographer of Armenian descent. Her work explores memory and place through a layered, interdisciplinary process that uses video, photography, drawings and historical ephemera. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic, the New Yorker, and the New York Times. Her awards include a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2019), World Press Photo Award (2019), Magnum Foundation Fund Grant (2019), Elliott Erwitt Foundation (2018), Chris Hondros Fund Award (2015), Firecracker Grant (2014), and Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund (2013). She holds a Master of Science from Columbia University in New York. Her first monograph, ‘Santa Barbara’ will be published by Aperture in 2020. The exhibition of the project “Santa Barbara” has been shown at MoMa San Francisco (2020), the International Center of Photography, NYC (2021), FOMU Antwerp (2022) and at the gallery Les filles du calvaire in Paris (2022). It will also be presented in 2023 at Fotografiska Stockholm.