Diana Markosian, on photographing surviving women in the North Caucasus

Muslims in Russia
From “Muslims in Russia” (photo: ©Diana Markosian)

I love this interview with 21-year-old photographer Diana Markosian and what she says about how she gets her honest photographs:

“News photographers know exactly what shot they’re looking for. After they have it, they’ll leave. But you stick around for just a bit, and you’ll get something a little different.

It seems to me to be the visual version of what we do here at Krista Tippett on Being.

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Somehow, some people have it within them to survive with amazing survival skills.