Diana Bloomfield Profile PictureAn exhibiting artist for almost forty years, Diana has received numerous awards for her images. She was named a Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist in 2014, 2018, 2019, and 2022. Most recently, Diana was the recipient of the 2021 Denis Roussel Award, sponsored by Rfotofolio and juried by Christopher James.

Specializing in 19th-century photographic printing techniques, Diana’s images and one-of-a-kind handmade books are exhibited internationally and included in numerous books and publications. Her art is also 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; the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors. located in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and in North Carolina State University’s Gregg Museum of Art &  Design in Raleigh, North Carolina.

A native North Carolinian, Diana lives and works in Raleigh, where she received her MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from North Carolina State University. She teaches workshops in 19th-century printing techniques throughout the country, and in her beautiful backyard studio.

She is represented by the Ryan Gallery at Art Intersection, located in Gilbert, Arizona, and by photo-eye Gallery (Photographer’s Showcase), located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“I love the beauty, uniqueness, and magic of the handmade print. For most of my photographic career, I have specialized in 19th-century photographic printing techniques.  My real love and printing process of choice, however, is the tricolor gum bichromate print. Gum bichromate, a wonderful mix of photography, painting, and print-making, offers creative freedom and infinite interpretive possibilities. The repeated layerings of the gum  bichromate process, in particular, remove all the hard and clearly defined edges, resulting in  softness and ambiguity– much the way we see and remember.”


    Upcoming Workshops taught by Diana Bloomfield