PDN Online profiles Reportage photographer Diana Markosian and her series “My Father, the Stranger,” about the man she had no contact with for 15 years, until she arrived unannounced on his doorstep in Armenia.
She moved in with him, but her father remained distant, retreating emotionally and physically into his career as a poet, and the other people in his life. “There was absence in his presence. He’d leave before I’d wake up, and come home after I was asleep,” says Markosian, who spent her days reading in her father’s apartment, and occasionally venturing out to shoot assignments from editors back in the U.S. Living with her father “just felt so empty in a way.”
Read more from the article on PDN Online, and view other work by Diana on the Reportage Web site.
Photo by Diana Markosian