In Diana Markosian’s space, what will exist will never be what existed
In conversation with Matthew Burgos, January 02, 2023
People — Photography, Art
Open wounds bleed on the inside too. They branch out and seep into the memories, settling in the mind until they force the body to do something about it and revisit the reason they are there in the first place. In Diana Markosian’s journey, the open wounds remained in her, as if inborn, but they no longer cause pain. Instead, they are tattoos that inform her documentative body of work, a dialogue between her past and present self the viewers are privileged enough to see. Moving homes means changing territories for the NYC-based photographer and filmmaker. Unlike other creatives who entrust cinematic touchups to define their oeuvre, Markosian relies on making her photographs and videos centered on human and their emotions. In the past, she lent her lens to profiles news agencies and magazines clamored for to accompany their journalists’ texts. Then, she took the narrative as her own and brought about Santa Barbara, a book that looks into her family’s journey in post-So- viet Russia through a series of staged photographs and a narrative video, taken from her mother’s perspective.
In conversation with MATTHEW BURGOS
Vlad Zorin photographs intimate men with love, from Russia
In Russia, Vlad Zorin photographs young men liberating themselves from the chains of conservatism.
In Russia, Vlad Zorin photographs young men liberating themselves from the chains of conservatism. They open up to the photographer about sex, voyeurism, tasting bodies, tounges clashing, and the... Read more
People — Art, Photography
In Fiona Godivier’s short films, the director grapples with the complex nature of humanity
Fiona Godivier’s directorial mark may be familiar to many in the form of music videos for the likes of Jamie T, with his comeback single Between The Rocks (2022), Paul Weller’s Shades of Blue (2021) or Fat White Family’s When I Leave (2019).
Motion — People