Partner Event

Santa Barbara at Fotografiska, New York

Friday, June 10

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT

Join Fotografiska NYC on Friday, June 10, as it presents Santa Barbara, a film by Diana Markosian. The artist, whose first monograph by the same name is published by Aperture, will be in conversation after the screening with the filmmaker and independent photography curator and historian Pauline Vermare (formerly the cultural director of Magnum Photos and a curator at the International Center of Photography and the Museum of Modern Art).

Diana Markosian will also be signing books after the talk.

The short film Santa Barbara, also premiering at Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, June 9, is an autofictional drama unraveling a family secret. Based on the true life story of artist and filmmaker Diana Markosian, the film explores the profound sacrifice made by Markosian’s mother, who abandoned her country and husband in search of the American Dream. Together with a casting director, and a group of actors, Markosian reconstructs her family’s exodus to America, from breadlines in the former Soviet Union, to their arrival in California, and the complicated honeymoon that followed.

General Admission tickets: $35. Tickets include museum admission.


Image caption

Diana Markosian, Mom and David after School, 2019, from Santa Barbara (Aperture, 2020) © Diana Markosian

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