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Bio An exhibiting photographer for over thirty-five years, Diana has received numerous awards for her images, including a 1985 New Jersey State Visual Arts Fellowship, and five Regional Artist Grants from the United Arts Council of Raleigh, North Carolina. Most recently she was also awarded a Professional Development Grant (previously Regional Artist Project Grant), from the United Arts Council of Raleigh, for 2020. She was named a Critical Mass Finalist in 2014, 2018, and, most recently, in 2019.

Specializing in 19th century printing techniques, Diana's images have been included in a number of books, including Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique (2004), by Eric Renner; Robert Hirsch's Exploring Color Photography Fifth & Sixth Editions: From Film to Pixels (2011; 2015); in Jill Enfield's Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques; in Christopher James' The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (2015); and, most recently, in #NoFilter, by Natalia Price-Cabrera, published in May 2019. She is a featured artist in Christina Z.Anderson's Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and their Creative Practice (2017); and in Clay Harmon’s Polymer Photogravure: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists & their Creative Practice (2019).

Her photographs have been featured in the Pinhole Journal; TheWorld Journal of Post-Factory Photography; Chinese Photography; Shadow & Light (including front cover image); Dodho Photography Magazine, and Silvershotz (including front cover image). Her images have been included in The Sun Magazine (including front cover image) ; The HAND Magazine; and the North Carolina Literary Review.

As an independent curator, Diana 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. And 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. She was also an invited artist to the first Qinghai International Photography Festival, in Xining, China, where she exhibited in the summer of 2006.

Her art is in a number of public and private collections, including the Norton Museum of Art, located in West Palm Beach, Florida;The Fine Art Program and Collection at Montefiore Einstein, in Bronx, New York; New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and North Carolina State University's Gregg Museum of Art & Design, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

A native North Carolinian, Diana lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she received her MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from North Carolina State University. She teaches workshops throughout the country, and in her beautiful backyard studio. Diana is represented by the Ryan Gallery at Art Intersection, located in Gilbert,Arizona, and photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
   
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Awards

 
2019 Critical Mass, Top 200 Finalist, Photolucida, Portland, OR
   
2016 Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County, Inc.
   
2007 Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County, Inc.
   
2004 Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County, Inc.
   
2001 Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County, Inc.
   
1998 Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County, Inc.
   
1986 Visual Art Fellowship in Photography?, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2018 Slow Exposures 2018, Pop-up Exhibit, Zebulon, Georgia
   
2018 Selected Images from The Old Garden, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
   
2016 Slow Exposures 2016, Pop-up Exhibit, Zebulon, Georgia
   
2014 Altered Narratives, George School, Class of 1956 Gallery, Anderson Library, Newtown, Pennsylvania
   
2013 Vignettes, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Virginia
   
2012 Views from the Middle Kingdom, Cary Town Hall, Cary NC
   
2011 Visual Vignettes, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
   
2011 Tickets to Dreamland, Red Hat WorldWide Headquarters, Raleigh NC
   
2010 Recent Work, Solo Show, Victor E. Bell Visiting Artist, Ravenscoft Gallery, Raleigh, NC
   
2004 Pinhole Images, McHenry County College Art Galleries, Crystal Lake, Illinois
   
2004 Landscapes: Through the Pinhole, Theatre Art Galleries, High Point, NC
   
2004 Pinhole Images, Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2019 Alternative Processes Exhibition, Juried by Christopher James, Honorable Mention, exas Photographic Society, The Arts ry, College,, Plano, Texas
   
2019 Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist, Photolucida, Portland, Oregon
   
2019 Light Sensitive: Celebrating Images from the Darkroom, Juried by Christopher James, First Place, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
   
2019 Out of the Box: Camera-less Photography, The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
   
2019 Playing with Process: Contemporary Photographic Art, Invitational, Curated by Karen Hymer, Light Art Space, Silver City, New Mexico
   
2019 Summer Blues: Invitational, Curated by Hamilton Ward, GoodYear Arts, Charlotte, NC
   
2019 Members’ Juried Exhibition, Juried by Connie & Jerry Rosenthal, Rfotofolio, Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA
   
2018 Recollections, Two-person exhibit (with S. Taylor Kydd), Curated by Kat Kiernan, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA
   
2018 Rfotofolio: Depth of Field Biennial Invitational, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
   
2018 NC Artists Exhibition, Curated by Jennifer Dasal, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, NCMA, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Raleigh NC
   
2017 Alchemists: Diana H. Bloomfield and Amy Friend, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA
   
2017 Re)view: At Home and Nearby (Invitational, with Ernesto Esquer and Katy Tuttle), Art Intersection, Ryan Gallery, Gilbert, AZ
   
2017 Slow Exposures 2017, Juried by Arnika Dawkins and John Wall, Main Show, Stricklands, Zebulon, Georgia
   
2017 Poetics of Light, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, England
   
2017 Light Sensitive 2017 - Celebrating Images from the Darkroom, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
   
2017 Tenth Photographic Image Biennial, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville NC
   
At Sea, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA
   
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Collections

The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
The Fine Art Program & Collection at Montefiore Einstein, Bronx, NY
New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Hugh P. Morton Collection, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, NC
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Credit Suisse, Research Triangle Park, NC
Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island, NC
Cicada Collection, Raleigh, NC
McHenry County College, Permanent Collection, Crystal Lake, IL
Raleigh City Museum, Raleigh, NM
Pinhole Resource, San Lorenzo, NM
Rocky Mount Art Center, Rocky Mount, NC
North Carolina State University, Gregg Museum, Raleigh, NC
NC State Department of Agriculture, Raleigh, NM
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Bibliography

Cyanotype: The BluePrint in Contemporary Practice. Christina Z. Anderson. 2019
 
Polymer Photogravure: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice. by Clay Harmon. 2019
 
#No Filter: Get Creative with Photography. Natalie Price-Cabrera. Laurence King Publishers, 2019
 
Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice. Christina Z. Anderson. 2017
 
The Book of Alternative Processes (third edition). Christopher James. 2015
 
ill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques. 2013
 
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Education

 
North Carolina State University, B.A. English Literature
 
North Carolina State University, M.A. English Literature & Creative Writing
 






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