BIOGRAPHY

Diana Rivera is an American photographer whose distinctive imagery explores the concepts of isolation, dislocation, and mortality in the modern world. Her switch to artistic photography came in 2017 after five years of working in event photography. In her inaugural work Catharsis: She Moon, Diana documents performance artists in a rehearsal for a one night only show that tells the feminist tale of society's persecution of queer people using magic and paganism. This body of work remains resonant with the current zeitgeist.

Influenced by the New York School photographers of the mid-20th century she embarked on her ongoing project Ghost Waltz in 2018; a work on 35mm film that searches for the atmosphere of the past within the rapidly changing metropolis. Capturing haunting night-time scenes that are at once arresting and disorienting, her photographs reveal the many historic layers of the urban landscape, reminding us that existence is ephemeral within the dimension of time and space. She is currently working on a series of Requiems as part of Ghost Waltz; homages to men and women who have left an eternal imprint on the historical psyche of New York City and its inhabitants.

Features

With Distinction  VSCO, October 2016

VSCO (Visual Supply Company) is a photography social application with a highly curated gallery collection. I was honored by their Curation team "With Distinction" for the photograph "Arches, 2015".

With Distinction  VSCO, March 2017

VSCO (Visual Supply Company) is a photography social application with a highly curated gallery collection. I was honored by their Curation team "With Distinction" for the photograph "French Doors, 2011".

Staff Pick Exposure, October 2017

My photo essay, Adventures in Film: The High Line, was chosen to be featured as a staff pick on the website Exposure.co. Exposure is a modern publishing platform for photographers and visual storytellers.

Staff Pick  Exposure, August 2018

My photo essay, Adventures in Film: Greenwich Village, was chosen to be featured as a staff pick on the website Exposure.co. Exposure is a modern publishing platform for photographers and visual storytellers.

Alternative: Emerging Artists - OCA News, 2nd Quarter 2020

I was featured in the Emerging Artists column of OCA News, a contemporary arts magazine published in the Dominican Republic. The work shown is from Ghost Waltz I: Acquainted With the Night. The picture itself is called “Beyond the Smoke”, silver gelatin print, 2018. To read, see link, page 27

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