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Diana Markosian
b. Russia, 1989 (Nominee)
Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography have teamed up to offer our latest programme of professional practice workshops.

Each workshop is a two-day photographic masterclass that focuses on demystifying the business of the industry, establishing a professional network of industry contacts, understanding the requirements of the market and identifying realistic routes into photographic empl Read full story
Featured Essays
Sep 3, 2019
Men have long ruled the kitchen in the culinary world but the industry has now entered an age of flowering female talent. Although only around 20 percent of restaurants are run by women, the numbers of female students in cooking schools are soaring as a new generation joins longtime standouts who fought gender barriers to make life taste delicious for the rest of us. Diana Markosian traveled to culinary... More...
Apr 17, 2019
A girl’s quinceañera (fifteenth birthday) is a Latino coming-of-age tradition marking transition into womanhood. It is a gender specific rite of passage, traditionally showcasing a girl’s purity and readiness for marriage. Families go to great expense, often celebrating with a lavish party. The girl dresses as a princess, living out a fantasy and perceived idea of femininity. In Cuba, the tradition... More...
Mar 12, 2018
Join Magnum photographer Diana Markosian and curator and writer Charlotte Cotton for a two-day masterclass on photographic process and practice.

Magnum Photos is excited to announce a professional practice workshop in Los Angeles, taking place on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 April 2018 as part of LA’s Month of Photography.

Led by Magnum photographer Diana Markosian and independent writer and curator Charlotte... More...
Featured Essays
Jan 23, 2018
After spending three and a half years in Turkey, then-15 year old Iraqi refugee Balqees, her mother and younger brother, were admitted into the US. Settling in Southern California, Balqees was suddenly forced to adapt to life as an American teenager.
On assignment for New York Magazine’s The Cut, Diana Markosian photographed Balqees and her family. Click here to read the story.

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Featured Essays
Oct 23, 2017
Between 2009 and 2013 half a million US-born childrens’ parents were arrested and deported. As of 2011, approximately 5,000 or these kids were caught between immigration and child welfare systems. Though these agencies work to reunite kids with their families, the cases can drag on for years and in the end they must choose to stay in the state they grew up in or leave the country to live with relatives... More...