Destinations

Photographing Myanmar by Night

Documentary photographer Diana Markosian shares her most unexpected journey.

Highly subjective takes on life's most interesting experiences.

The hardest place to access that you've ever visited — and was it worth it?

I was on assignment for the New Yorker, on my way to Myanmar, which was under an insurgency. There was a lot of preparation that went into this trip, and I remember feeling extremely unprepared for all of it. I was alone when I met a writer at an airport in China, who happened to be making the same journey as me. Together we were smuggled into the region by a rebel army. For the next month, we both found ourselves under house arrest, only traveling at night to report and make images. It was both surreal and fascinating. I can't say I've regretted any of these adventures. They've become tales of their own, and really shaped who I am.


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Diana Markosian

Diana Markosian (born in Moscow, 1989) is a Russian-American photographer of Armenian descent. Her work explores memory and place through a layered, interdisciplinary process that uses photography and video. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic, the New Yorker, and the New York Times.

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Victoria Rosselli is a multidisciplinary creative and consultant based in Brooklyn, New York, operating in media. She specializes in art direction and design for brand, film and editorial.

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