ABOUT THE ARTIST
American photographer Diana Rivera is best known for black-and-white photographs of nighttime New York scenes with a noirish feel: smokestacks, abandoned storefronts, silhouetted figures walking down barely illuminated streets, aging city buildings, deserted streets, hazy, blurry skyscrapers. Born in 1981, she started a freelance business as an event photographer in the 2010s and published photographic essays in Exposure.co and other online publications. The development of her current style of photography came about through work with a 1970’s SLR Nikon FM camera beginning in 2017. Riveting and intense, yet intimately familiar in our changing and dangerous times, her images marry formalism, elegy, homage, and emotionalism to great effect.
Diana still lives and works in New York City. Her studio is located in a 19th-century historic artists’ building overlooking New York City's Union Square Park, across the street from Andy Warhol’s legendary Factory (1974-1984).