Diana has been an exhibiting photographer for over 25 years. She has exhibited her work widely throughout the United States and has received numerous awards for her images, including a 1985 New Jersey State Visual Arts Fellowship, and several Regional Artist Project Grants from the United Arts of Raleigh, NC, most recently for 2006-07. Her photographs have been published in Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering an Historic Technique, by Eric Renner and featured in the Pinhole Journal, Photographer's Forum and in The Post Factory Journal.
Diana also works as an independent curator, and has organized and curated several pinhole and alternative process exhibitions, including "Pure Light: Southern Pinhole Photography," shown at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), in Winston-Salem, NC in 2004. The exhibit, "Old is New Again: Alternative Processes," which was originally shown at the Green Hill Center for NC Art, in Greensboro, NC, was invited for exhibition at the 2004 Pingyao International Photography Festival, in Pingyao, China. Diana was also an invited artist to the first Qinghai International Photography Festival, in Xining, China, where she exhibited in the summer of 2006.
Diana lives and works in Raleigh, NC, where she teaches photography workshops, including at the NC State University Crafts Center, in Raleigh, and at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, in Durham, NC.
1993: M.A. English Literature & Creative Writing, North Carolina State University
1989: B.A. English Literature, magna cum laude, North Carolina State University
Additional Studies in Photography: Project Basho, Philadelphia, Pa, with Kerik Kouklis (2006); Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, Maine, with Joyce Tenneson (2003); the International Center of Photography (ICP) & at The New School, in NYC, with Tom Carabasi, Jill Enfield, Sally Gall, James Luciana, Harvey Stein (1995-96); at ICP, with Lynn Davis (1984); at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, with Emmet Gowin & Susan Jahoda (1982-83); at Bucks County College, Newtown, PA, with Nancy Hellebrand, Bruce Katsiff (1981-83).
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS, HONORS 1984-Present
Nexus Foundation, Toyland: Toy Camera Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA, October 2008 (Invited Artist, Group show curated by Chris McCan).
Atelier pH7: Solo Exhibit, Brussels, Belgium, May-June 2008. Honorable Mention, Rayko Photo Center, 2nd Annual Pinhole Photography Juried Exhibit, San Francisco, CA, April 27- June 3, 2008
NC State University, Gregg Museum, Southeastern Juried Photography Triennial Exhibition (SPoT), Raleigh, NC (selected artist, juror, Joyce Tenneson) The Center for Fine Art Photography, Alternative Processes Exhibition, Fort Collins, (selected artist, juried exhibit) Honorable Mention, Photography Re-imagined, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona (selected artist, juried exhibit) Nature Art Gallery, Images from Pocosin, NC Museum of Science, Raleigh, NC, January- April, 2006 Award Winner, Visual Edge 2007: Handcrafted, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA (selected artist, juried exhibit)
Image-Maker & Portfolio Reviewer; Southeastern SPE Conference, Boone, NC, October 13-15 (invited artist) Qinghai International Photography Festival, Xining, China (invited artist) Honorable Mention, Alternative Processes, 2006, Soho Photo Gallery, NY, NY (selected artist international juried exhibit: "Alternative Processes 2006")
Cicada Purchase Award & Honorable Mention, Raleigh, NC (NC Photographers Annual 2005, Meredith College, Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center) Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China (invited artist & guest curator, 2004; invited artist 2005) Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC (invited artist in group exhibit & speaker: "Handmade Pictures: Historical Processes in Contemporary Photography") Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC (invited Guest Curator and Exhibitor, "The Lensless View")
Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, ME, First Place (2004) and Honorable Mention (2003), Golden Light Award, (Personal & Documentary Print Category) Theatre Arts Galleries (TAG), Solo Artist, High Point, NC Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC, Solo Show: Pinhole Images The Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC, Old is New Again (Invited Guest Curator, Exhibitor) First Place Award & Award of Solo Show Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC (48th Annual Juried Art Show, Durham Art Guild). Lee Hansley Gallery, The Triangle's Best Art, Part II, Raleigh, NC. March, 2004. McHenry County College Gallery, Crystal Lake, IL (invited solo artist and speaker)
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Pure Light: Southern Pinhole Photography, Winston Salem, NC (Guest Curator and Exhibitor ) Lowenherz Gallery, NY, NY (selected artist in international juried exhibit) Texas Photographic Society, 3-year Traveling Exhibition of Alternative Processes, Austin, TX, Fall 2003-2006
Blue Spiral Gallery I, Asheville, NC (Invited Artist, "SE Photography Invitational," March/April 2002)
Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Merry Moor Winnett Triennial Exhibition (invitational), Greensboro, NC. January - March 2001. Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY ("Why Pinhole?"), February 2001 Rocky Mount Art Center, Purchase Award and Best of Show in Photography (Rocky Mount Art Center’s "44th National Juried Exhibit")
Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR (Timeless Light: Platinum Photography), September-November) Upstairs Gallery Biennial Photography Exhibit, Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC. May 2000. Municipal Building Art Exhibitions (Tickets to Dreamland solo exhibit), Raleigh NC. April-June 2000. Artsplosure Millennium Project: R2K: Interpretations of a Place (in collaboration with Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC), Storrs Gallery, School of Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC. April 2000; Artspace; Exploris Museum, Raleigh, NC. January 2000
First Premium, Purchase Award, 132 NC State Fair, Raleigh, NC (NC Department of Agriculture/Permanent Art Collection), October 1999. FotoCircle Gallery, Seattle, Washington (invited artist, group exhibit, "Lesser Works") Duke University, Center for Documentary Studies, Juanita Kreps Gallery, Durham, NC (juried group exhibit, "Media Influence on NC Youth Culture")
Two Awards of Merit (NC Photographers Annual 2005, Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center, Raleigh, NC)
New England School of Photography, Boston, MA (invited artist, "The Color of Light") Finalist in the MTA Arts for Transit Lightbox Project, NYC (an international photography competition in collaboration with Columbia University, School of the Arts, NYC) Phillips Mill, Solebury, PA (selected artist, juried exhibit)
Honorable Mention, Center for Arts in Southern New Jersey, (Juried Photo Exhibit), Marlton, NJ1996 Gallery 71, NY, NY (invited artist, group exhibit, "The City")
Photography '88: Invitational, (Juror's First Choice Award), Davidson County Art Guild, Lexington, NC, (Jerome Leibling, Juror)
Exhibition of Recent Works by Recipients of 1985-86 NJ State Council on the Arts Visual Artist Fellowships, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ. June-August
National Aperture '85: A Juried Exhibition of the Photographic Arts, Associated Artists Gallery, Milton Rhodes Gallery, Winston Salem, NC
Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ, February Photography '84, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA Invitational 3-Person Exhibit, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA Juror's Invitational, Bucks County Challenge, Bucks County Council for the Arts, Arts Center at Rodman House, Doylestown, PA Philadelphia Photographers '84, University of Delaware, Janvier Gallery, Newark, DE
FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS
2006-07: Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County, Inc.
2003-04: Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County, Inc.
2000-01: Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County, Inc.
1997-98: Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County, Inc.
1985-86: New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Visual Art Fellowship in Photography
Credit Suisse, Research Triangle Park, NC (Commissioned Purchase October 2007)
Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island, NC (Purchase 2006
Cicada Collection, Raleigh, NC (Purchase Award, NC Photographers Annual 2005
McHenry County College Gallery, Permanent Collection, Crystal Lake, Illinois (Purchase 2004)
Raleigh City Museum, Raleigh, NC (Gift, September 2003)
City of Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount, NC (Purchase, May 2002)
Pinhole Resource, San Lorenzo, New Mexico (Gift, 2001)
Rocky Mount Art Center, Rocky Mount, NC (Purchase Award, May 2001)
Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, NC (Gift, September 2001)
North Carolina State University Gregg Museum, NC State University, Raleigh, NC (Smith/McGregor Fund Purchase, May 1999)
Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, Morrison and Lloyd Dental Offices, Raleigh, NC (Purchase 1999, 2000)
NC State Department of Agriculture, Raleigh, NC (Purchase October 1999)
Hugh P. Morton Collection, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, NC (Purchase May 1999)
Princeton University, Program in Women’s Studies, Princeton, NJ (Purchase 1982)
Private Collections throughout U.S
Camera Arts: Artists’ Showcase from The Center for Fine Art Photography, March/April 2008.
Magnachrom: The Alternative Journal of Medium and Large Format Photography, Vision: Pinhole and Alternative Processes, Images and Text, by Diana Bloomfield. Volume I, Issue 6, Fall 2007: http:www.magnachrom/MCHome.php Alternative Photography: Art and Artists, Edition I, 2006
Chinese Photography, 'The Essence of the World,' D.H. Bloomfield featured interview & images, Beijing, China, January 2005.
Asheville Art Museum Profile, Volume 57, No. 1, January-April 2005. 25th NC Photographers Annual Exhibition Catalog (back cover image), Meredith College Art Department, Raleigh, NC, September-October, 2005.
Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique, 3rd Edition, by Eric Renner, Focal Press. Fall 2004. 2004 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Selected Works, Catalog, September 2004.
The World Journal of Post-Factory Photography, The 'Portfolio Review' Reviewed (or everybody loves an expose!), by Diana Hooper Bloomfield, Issue #9, April 2004.
Pinhole Journal, Interior/Exterior Spaces, Vol. 20, #1, April 2004.
Alternative Processes: A Traveling Exhibition, Catalog, 2003-06, Texas Photographic Society, 2003.
Pinhole Journal, Contemporary Images, August 2003. Pinhole Journal, Contemporary Images, August 2002 (back cover).
78th Annual International Competition Photography Print Center Catalog, The Print Center, Philadephia, Pennyslvania, March 2002.
The Photo Review, The Photo Review Annual Photography Competition, Summer 2000. Shots, quarterly journal of b&w photography, Issue #68. June 2000.
The Photo Review, The Photo Review Annual Photography Competition. Summer 1998; Summer 1985.
Glyphs of Tehama (cover photo), by James A. Freeman, Garall Press. 1985. Photographers Forum, Vol. 6. May 1984
INVITED GUEST SPEAKER/PRESENTATIONS
University of NC at Asheville, F22 Invited Artist, Asheville, NC, March 31, 2007
Photographer's Eye lecture series, Invited Artist; Exhibitor, Page-Walker Art Center, Cary, NC, Spring 2007
Image-Maker, Regional SE SPE Conference, Invited Artist, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, October 2006.
Asheville Art Museum (Invited Artist in connection with exhibit, "Handmade Pictures: Historical Processes in Contemporary Photography"), Asheville, NC, 2005.
McHenry County College and Kishwaukee Community College (Invited Artist in connection with Artist Exhibition), Crystal Lake Illinois, October 2004.
Theatre Art Galleries (in connection with Solo Artist Exhibition), High Point, NC, March 2004.
Panel Moderator, Society of Photographic Educators (SPE), Southeast Regional Conference, "The Role of Pinhole Photography in Southern Culture," Winter Park, Florida. October 2003
Winston Salem Journal. Winston Salem, NC (What the Pinhole Sees: Master of Primitive Photographic Technique Turns Out a Series of Haunting Landscapes, by Tom Patterson), July 4, 2004.
Winston Salem Journal, Winston Salem, NC (For the Love of Pictures Green Hill Center's 'Memorial' Invitational Paired with a Show Illustrating the History of Photography, by Tom Patterson), February 15, 2004.
Greensboro News & Record, Life Section, Greensboro, NC (Photography Exhibits Trace Development Across Centuries, by Dawn Kane), January 30, 2004.Winston Salem Journal, Review of SECCA 'Pure Light' exhibit (Tom Patterson). March 2003.
Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia, Pa. (Portrait of the Artists, Print Center’s 76th Annual International Competition in Photography). April 2002.
Greensboro News & Record, City Lights Supplement, Greensboro, NC (B&W Stands Out in Greenhill Exhibit, by Jacqueline Humphrey). February 1, 2001.
The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC (Document: The Capitol). April 21, 1999.
The Spectator, Raleigh, NC (Document: The Capitol). May, 1999.
The Spectator, Raleigh, NC (Youth Culture Exhibit, The Center for Documentary Studies). October 1999
The Durham Herald Sun, Durham, NC (18th NC Photographers Annual 1998). November 27, 1998.
The Spectator, Raleigh, NC (A Trio at Lee Hansley Gallery, review of The City). March 1997.
The Chronicle, Duke University newspaper, Durham, NC (Tickets to Dreamland). September 12, 1997.
The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC (16th NC Photographers Annual, 1996). December 6, 1996.
The Independent, Durham, NC (11th NC Photographers Annual, 1991). November 1991.
The Dispatch, Lexington, NC (Photographers 88). May 26, 1988.
Brazil Herald, Rio de Janeiro English Language Daily, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (People of Chambersburg). July 3, 1985.
South Street Star, East Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia Photographers 84). November, 1984
Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Certificate Program, Continuing Education, Durham, NC (Fall 2000-present)
NC State University Crafts Center, Raleigh, NC (1997-present
Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA (Spring 2007, 2008)
Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC (Spring 2000-2002)
The Arts Center at Carrboro, Carrboro, NC (1998-2000)
Various workshops throughout NC, both private and public.
Independent Curator: 2002 - present
Consulting Photographer for Pilot Mill Project, in collaboration with Raleigh Charter High School and Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), Raleigh, NC (Fall 1999-May 2000)
Photographer, University Players, Thompson Theatre, NC State University, Raleigh, NC (2000-2001)
Durham Arts Council Emerging Artist Grants (2000 & 2001)
Congressional High School Arts Competition, Wake County juror, 2002, 2004 (Invited by United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County, Inc)
Area Photography exhibits, including Cary Fine Arts Society First Annual Juried Photography Exhibit (2006); Greensboro Artist League’s Exposure (2004); ArtCenter at Carrboro (2000 and 2001); Prevent Child Abuse NC, Picture This Annual Juried Art Exhibit, 2000.