BIOGRAPHY

Diana Rivera is an American photographer whose distinctive imagery deals with time, place, and mood. Her work explores the existential 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 of 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 ephemera 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.

 

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