"Whether landscapes, figures, or still lifes, Bloomfield's photographs have a dreamlike quality to them that is enhanced by the softness and painterly quality of the process . . . " Lenscratch, June 14, 2014
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 for 2015-16. She was a Critical Mass Finalist in 2014 and 2018.
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) Edition: From Film to Pixels (2011; 2015); Christina Z. Anderson's Gum Printing & Other Amazing Contact Printing Processes; 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 Christina Z. Anderson's Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and their Creative Practice (2017).
Her photographs have been featured in the Pinhole Journal; The World Journal of Post-Factory Photography; Chinese Photography; Shadow & Light (including front cover image); SxSE (South x Southeast); Diffusion; 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. Diana is also a contributing writer for Don't Take Pictures.
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 prints are in a number of public and private collections, including the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, located in Santa Fe, NM, and North Carolina State University's Gregg Museum of Art & Design, in Raleigh, NC.
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.