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Overheard at National Geographic

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Come dive into one of the curiously delightful conversations overheard at National Geographic’s headquarters, as we follow explorers, photographers, and scientists to the edges of our big, weird, beautiful world. Hosted by Peter Gwin and Amy Briggs.


When Family Secrets (And Soap Operas) Fuel Creativity

National Geographic photographer Diana Markosian tells us about her remarkable childhood and how her career as a photographer led her into the war in Chechnya—and eventually to her long-lost father’s doorstep in Armenia.

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Want More?  

Check out Diana’s film Santa Barbara, which is showing at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art until Dec. 12 and the International Center of Photography until Jan. 10.

Read her account of finding her father, grandfather, and a piece of herself in Armenia. 

And to see more of her photos, follow her on Instagram @markosian.

For subscribers: 

See Diana’s photographs showing how a Wisconsin high school graduated its seniors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

And her portraits of a small town in Oregon that was destroyed by wildfires in September 2020 and a resident who lost her home.  

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