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
‘Home’ is both a physical and imagined space – a state and place of belonging. In our annual celebration of visual storytelling, join us as we spotlight the photographers capturing it in all of its wildly different guises.
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.
"Chris Hondros was the consummate photojournalist," says Kevin Frayer
When photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed in Libya four years ago, he left behind a legacy of award-winning images that continue to inspire photographers today. “It’s the kind of work that so many of our generation of photographers would aspire to do,” says Kevin Frayer, a Canadian photojournalist. “He was prolific in his excellence.”
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. She had last seen him when she was 7 years old, just before her mother took h
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.”
At age 7, Diana Markosian would look at the sky and wonder if her father was on each passing plane. Years later, she went in search of him, seeking answers in adulthood that she never got as a child.
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.