Diana Markosian is an Armenian-American artist whose work explores the relationship between memory and place. Born in the former Soviet Union, 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 images can be found in publications like National Geographic Magazine, The New Yorker and The New York Times. In 2016, she became a Magnum nominee.


Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris, France - Cuba

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

Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angles, CA "Girlgaze" 

Depo - 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, Moving Walls, New York. N.Y. 


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
Magnum Nominee, 2016
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, 1st place, "Inventing My Father," 2013
World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, 2013
New Generation Grant - Photographic Museum of Humanity, 2013
Marie Claire International Photography Award, 2012
Honorable Mention UNICEF Photo of the Year, 2012
Reuters' Best 100 Photos of the Year, 2011
DuPont Fellowship at Columbia University, 2010
Columbia University's Annual Photojournalism Award, 2010