It feels as if our relationship with the idea of home is changing. Across the world, nationalism finds itself dancing freely with far-right politics, while political divisions have chopped families right down the middle, transforming previously tight-kni
During the four days the following membership motions were executed:
• Bieke Depoorter was made a Magnum Member
• Jérôme Sessini was made a Magnum Member
• Diana Markosian was made a Magnum Nominee
• Matt Stuart was made a Magnum Nominee
Kevin Frayer, a freelance photographer who works for Getty News in China, has won the 2015 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award. Diana Markosian, 25, was selected for the fund’s emerging photojournalist award.
Diàna Markosian grew up knowing little about her father. In photo albums compiled by her mother, he was either cropped out of the frame altogether or left as a ghostly profile. Markosian last saw him when she was just 7 years old, her mother taking she and her brother from their family home in Moscow to the United States. Thereafter he was rarely mentioned. But several years ago Markosian set out to discover who her father was, tracking him down at his home in Armenia. Together they embarked on a collaborative photo project, Inventing My Father.
When Diana Markosian was 7 years old, her mother left her father and took Markosian and her brother from their home in Moscow to start a new life in California. “We hardly ever spoke of my father,” Markosian says. “I had no pictures of him, and over time forgot what he looked like.”
When Diana Markosian was 7, she would stand outside her strange new home in Southern California and look toward the sky as each airplane passed overhead, wondering if her father would be on that plane. Or the next one.