When Diana Markosian was 7 years old, her mother left her father and took Markosian and her brother from their home in Moscow to start a new life in California. “We hardly ever spoke of my father,” Markosian says. “I had no pictures of him, and over time forgot what he looked like.”
Fifteen years later Markosian traveled back to Armenia — where the family had briefly lived and where her father had settled — to reconnect with the man with whom she’d had no contact for so long. Over the past two years, Markosian and her father have been learning to know one another again, taking photographs together and rebuilding their relationship.
Inventing My Father: Diana Markosian’s Long Journey Home —TIME LightBox
Shared on Jun 11, 2014