Diana Markosian is a documentary photographer. Her photography has taken her from Russia’s North Caucasus mountains, to the ancient Silk Road in Tajikistan, and overland to the remote Wakhan Corridor in northeastern Afghanistan, where she has worked on both personal and editorial assignments.
Markosian’s images have appeared in Boston Globe, Foreign Policy, Foto8, Marie Claire, the New York Times,the Sunday Times, Time.com, and World Policy Journal. Her work has also been exhibited by international organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF.
Her work has been recognized with awards including Columbia University’s photographer of the year (2010), the National Press Photography Association second place in multimedia (2011), Reuters’ best 100 photos of the year (2011), Marie Claire International Photography Award (2012), Reportage by Getty Images’ Emerging Talent roster (2012), The Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant (2013), and Burn Magazine’s Emerging Photographer Fund (2013). In 2013, Markosian was selected to participate in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.