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Diana Markosian October 13, 2011

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Russia.

Russia’s Traveling Circus, Moscow 2010

Diana Markosian (b.1989, Russia) is a freelance photojournalist and multimedia producer working out of Russia and the former Soviet Union. Although she has only been seriously involved with photography since Spring 2010, her work has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Reuters, Observer, Vanity Fair, Slate, CNN International, MSNBC, and Human Rights Watch. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Diana attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in October 2011 and is also the recipient of the Alfred DuPont Fellowship and a winner of Columbia University’s College Photographer of the Year.

About the Photograph:

“This image was taken in a small town in the outskirts of Moscow. I had recently moved to Russia, where I began working on a piece about the traveling circus. It was the last day of August. The summer month ended in thunderstorms and rain. When I approached the gazebo, the area was desolate with people hiding from the rain.  I walked inside the trailer to dry off. Within minutes, a crowd of people lined outside, waiting to buy their ticket for the night’s performance. The trailer itself was pretty tiny, which made it difficult for one to peek inside. I took this photo about a dozen times before landing on this image.”