Here are some links to various blogs and other publications, appearing either online and/or in print form, about my work.  So check them out!

I am honored to have my work represented by photo-eye Gallery (Photographer’s Showcase), in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where The Old Garden series is currently featured, with an interview, Fluid Documents: An Interview with Diana Bloomfield. And you can read about it here.

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Beautiful review by Elin Spring, of ‘Recollections’ currently on view at Panopticon Gallery, November 1 through January 2, 2019, in her wonderful blog, What Will You Remember?

. . . Bloomfield’s painstaking tri-color gum bichromate technique of layering three hues in perfect register imbues her prints with a nuanced, muted palette, at once refined and earthy . . .

And you can read the rest of her review here.

Check out Andy Duncan’s wonderful blog, 52 Photographers, where he features some of my work this week.

Thank you, Andy!

Backyard Hydrangea  2018 (Tricolor gum bichromate over cyanotype) ©DH Bloomfield 2018

Backyard Hydrangea 2018 (Tricolor gum bichromate over cyanotype) ©DH Bloomfield 2018

Meadow Buttercups,  from  The Old Garden (tricolor gum bichromate/cyanotype)

Meadow Buttercups, from The Old Garden (tricolor gum bichromate/cyanotype)

Pink Hibiscus , Tricolor gum bichromate over cyanotype. ©DH Bloomfield 2018

Pink Hibiscus, Tricolor gum bichromate over cyanotype. ©DH Bloomfield 2018

. . . I came across Diana Bloomfield on Instagram earlier this year, and have been quite fond of her work ever since . . .

And you can see the post, and read more about it here.

All-about wrote about Recollections: Diana H. Bloomfield & Sal Taylor Kydd, now exhibiting at Boston’s Panopticon Gallery, from November 3, 2018 through January 2, 2019.

Panopticon Gallery is pleased to present Recollections: Diana H. Bloomfield and Sal Taylor Kydd. The two artists in this exhibition create soft, dream-like photographs that reflect the elusive and ambiguous nature of memory . . .

Bearded Iris  (tricolor gum bichromate over cyanotype) 2018

Bearded Iris (tricolor gum bichromate over cyanotype) 2018

The ArtDailyNews covers 'Analog,' the exhibit on view at the GreenHill Center for NC Art, from August 3 to November 4, 2018. 


 . . . Diana H. Bloomfield and Holden Richards reflect the history of photographic processes in their work. Bloomfield’s photos of irises are each a tri-color gum dichromate over cyanotype, processes which both originate from the mid-1800’s. “The repeated layering and … mis-registration of the gum dichromate process, in particular, remove all the hard and clearly defined edges, resulting in softness and ambiguity—much the way we see and remember,” she says. Richards’ kallitypes of the wilderness near his home in Hillsborough are created using vintage large and medium format film cameras. He says, “using large 19th century plate film camera creates a need for going slow for being intentional . . . "

And you can read the rest of the article about Analog here.


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The Boston Globe has selected Alchemists for what to see in visual arts!  

ALCHEMISTS: AMY FRIEND AND DIANA H. BLOOMFIELD Magic in the prick of a pin. Friend riddles vintage photos with holes; her photographs of them sparkle. Bloomfield, a pinhole photographer, makes gauzy, eerie images with a 19th-century process that mixes in watercolors. Through Dec. 30. Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave. 617-396-7803,

 - CATE McQUAID, Boston Globe, Sunday, December 10, 2017


What Will You Remember?

Photography Blog, by Elin Spring, wrote an insightful review of Alchemists, at Panopticon Gallery, currently on exhibit in Boston through December 30.

What Will You Remember?   Photography Blog, by Elin Spring, who wrote an insightful review of Alchemists, at Panopticon Gallery, currently on exhibit in Boston through December 30.



. . .  In all of them, Bloomfield achieves a lovely, enigmatic balance, with a model who seems contemplative but not sad and theatrical without contrivance. She emanates inner strength and grace in her movements, often dancing. In images that are at once contemporary in attitude and sentimental in tone, Bloomfield creates lusciously tactile and alluring photographs . . . 


And you can read the entirety of Elin's review of Alchemists here.


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Panopticon Gallery – The two-person exhibit Alchemists features the photographs of Amy Friend, and Diana H. Bloomfield, who transform their images into magical journeys in delightfully unique ways. The exhibit will be on view from November 3rd – December 30th, 2017, with an Opening Reception on Friday, November 10th, 2107 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. For more information, go to:


Read more on Elin Spring's photography blog, What will you Remember, right here. 

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"Is there anything more quintessentially New England than the sea? It is a picture perfect subject for the inaugural photography exhibit at Panopticon Gallery in Boston’s Kenmore Square, newly owned by Paul Sneyd (Panopticon Imaging) and newly directed by Kat Kiernan (Don’t Take Picturesmagazine). At Sea celebrates the gallery’s new voyage with an enticing variety of mostly handmade photographs by nine photographers, on view through October 31st, 2017."

Read more of this review, by Elin Spring, on her photography blog, What Will You Remember, right here.

The Southern Photographer, John Wall's amazingly always up-to-date blog on all photographic art happenings in the South, gave me a nice shout-out about the upcoming Panopticon Gallery Show, "At Sea."  Opening reception September 7, from 6 to 8 pm, in Boston.  Hope to see you there!  

Ribboned Water  (tri-color gum bichromate print)

Ribboned Water (tri-color gum bichromate print)

Kat Kiernan, formerly owner of a photography gallery in Lexington, VA, and still editor of the magazine Don’t Take Pictures, has now become Director of Panopticon Gallery, on Commonwealth Avenue, in Boston, MA.

Her first show as Director of the Gallery is
a group show entitled At Sea . . . 

And you can read more about it here.

I am happy to have my image, Annalee/Dancer, a cyanotype over platinum/palladium print shown in the April 2017 UK-published Black+White Photography Magazine. The feature advertises the exhibit, Poetics of Light:Pinhole Photography, which includes 200 images from Eric Renner's and Nancy Spencer's Pinhole Resource Collection, since 2012 part of the permanent collection of the New Mexico History Museum, and now traveling to the National Media Museum, in Bradford England, from March through June 2017.


And you can check out the Museum website here.

Video put together by Blue Mitchell, all about artists and their hand-crafted photographic processes; you can check it out HERE!

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Video image. Click here to see video.

Handmask  ©Diana H. Bloomfield

Handmask ©Diana H. Bloomfield

I am thrilled to have my image, Handmask, on the cover of Silvershotz's June 2016 issue,  and honored that my Figurative portfolio is featured, along with an interview.  If you are at all interested in contemporary photography, do get a subscription to Silvershotz; it's well worth it!

Check out Leslie King (L.S. King) and her wonderful blog, The Unwinding Path, where she writes eloquently of 'printmaking, photography, and other late adventures.'  You can read her interview with me here.  I'm very appreciative; thanks so much, Leslie!  


The water ran in an endless trickle. Slowly the layer of chemicals and pigment began change its visual surface. What was once solid blue now showed signs of something different emerging – the image of a lone flower. Other papers sharing the rinse-water tray sported a cat, an ocean and a microscopic flower.

Photographer Diana Bloomfield peeked at her student’s work . . .


 and you can read the rest here.

John Wall, in his The Southern Photographer blog mentioned Altered Narratives, now on view at the Waterfront Gallery, in Charleston.  You can see the blog post and read more about it here.

All the work in the City Gallery in Charleston has been created through what are sometimes called "alternative processes,” techniques which demonstrate the satisfaction and aesthetic power to be derived from a hands-on approach to crafting a photograph from start to finish. 

A newspaper article about Altered Narratives, now on exhibit at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, in Charleston, SC, was written in the Charleston City Paper, by Amy Mercer.  Dated March 16, 2016, you can read the entire article here


 . . . Featuring artwork from Eadie, Bloomfield, and eight other artists, Altered Narratives at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park is the culmination of the duo's efforts to highlight these traditional methods. Eadie, who lives in Charleston, did the "heavy lifting," while Bloomfield, who has curated shows before and lives in North Carolina, selected the other artists. "They are all accomplished, serious artists who do such beautiful, heartfelt, honest work. In all the myriad ways these artists choose to work, they are vested in and connected to their imagery, and the meaning behind their imagery," says Bloomfield . . . 

Thrilled that my image, Handmask, made the December 2015 cover of The Sun Magazine

December 2015 cover, The Sun

I am honored to be the Featured Photographer for this November/December 2015 issue of Shadow & Light.  You can read the interview and see the accompanying images here

Thanks to Tim Anderson, of Shadow & Light Magazine.

Blurring the Lines: Alchemical Ensemble show focuses on obscure processesreview by Amy Wilder.

" . . . The practice of alchemy was centered on transforming materials. These photographers paint with light and transform the page with chemistry and keep the mystery and awe of photography and the illusory visual world alive in their work.

Photography is a mysterious process, even after centuries of use and practice, even after a transmutation to pixels, ones and zeros. The challenge and mystery of the work draws some artists like moths; the best of these create haunting, seemingly haunted, work."  

And you can read the entire review here.

South x Southeast (SxSE) Photo Magazine. September/October 2015.  

Another Summer

I grew up at the North Carolina foothills. Although we were geographically closer to the mountains than to the ocean, our family spent two weeks of every summer in Morehead City, North Carolina, each year renting the same small cottage, “Breezy Cliff,” that overlooked Bogue Sound . . . 


Read the rest and view the accompanying images here.

Check out the recent press for The Light Factory's 7th Annuale here and also here:  Light Factory's 7th Annuale: Focus on Quiet Moments.

Wading 2014, ©Diana H. Bloomfield

Do You Copy? exhibit's artists push boundaries, by Neil Thrun, Kansas City Star, February 1, 2015

Ribboned Water , ©Diana Bloomfield 2014

Ribboned Water, ©Diana Bloomfield 2014

“Do You Copy?” at Missouri Western State University’s Potter Gallery of Art features the art of 35 local, national and international artists whose work explores printmaking, photography and other reproductive mediums. 

The exhibition is curated by The Hand Magazine editors Adam Finkelston and James Meara; issue No. 7 of the mag features the same artists and works. 

The exhibition is joined together mostly by shared mediums and not shared themes, but many of the artists push the boundaries of reproductive mediums in interesting ways . . . 


- And you can read the rest of Neil Thrun's review of 'Do You Copy?'  here.

George School Exhibit

Released October 18, 2014

Diana Bloomfield:  Altered Narratives

My exhibit, Altered Narratives, at the George School, which ran from November 6 through December 19 was beautifully displayed in their Mollie Dodd Anderson Library, Class of 1956 Gallery.  Lovely space, perfectly lit, and wonderfully hospitable people!

George School grounds ('Stairs to Nowhere')    Newtown, Pennsylvania, December 2014  ©Diana H. Bloomfield

George School grounds ('Stairs to Nowhere')

Newtown, Pennsylvania, December 2014 ©Diana H. Bloomfield

What a stunningly beautiful campus.  

And you can read a little more about the exhibit here.


Released June 14, 2014

Waxwing (Tri-color gum bichromate) ©Diana H. Bloomfield

Alternative Process Week:  Diana H. Bloomfield: Gum Bichromate

Guest Editor and photographer, Kat Kiernan, shares the work of photographers working in alternative processes . . .   

 " . . Last year, I visited Diana H. Bloomfield's Raleigh studio to learn the gum bichromate process.  I had exhibited Diana's work in the past and was thrilled to be able to learn from her and observe her methods . . . "


           And you can read the rest here.

I am so pleased to have my work featured on the rfotofolio site:  The Imagery of Diana Bloomfield - June 6, 2014


Raleigh Rose Garden (contact print from 20x24 pinhole camera) ©Diana H. Bloomfield

"Rfotofolio is pleased to share the work and words of Diana H. Bloomfield.  Her images show us it is the photographer, not the camera, that makes the art . . . "


And you can read the interview and see the rest of the featured images here.  

©Elizabeth's print above, in water development

©Elizabeth's print above, in water development

" . . . I am seriously the most inspired I have been in a long time with photography, I can barely contain myself!  I ran into Diana Bloomfield . . . "  

Read the rest of her post here:  Elizabeth Galecke: A Photographer's Journal

Through a Pinhole, Artist Spotlight in Walter, released February 28, 2014

WALTER,      March 2014 issue,   released February 28, 2014

WALTER, March 2014 issue, released February 28, 2014

Diana Bloomfield doesn’t like working in a darkroom.

For most photographers who started taking photos in the early 1980s, this might have been a career-ending problem. But for Bloomfield, a Reidsville native, that realization turned out to be career-defining . . . 

Read the entire article here:   Through a Pinhole

And more here: The Southern Photographer

Pixxler Visual Art, released January 14, 2014

Girl at Sea

Girl at Sea


Diana Bloomfield takes a very unique and personal approach to her photography. In particular, she has produced some truly wonderful, dreamlike pinhole images. Like a number of current pinhole photographers, she uses the long exposure times of the medium to capture movement and change within a still image. But like the other greats among the current generation of pinhole photographers, she accomplishes this effect in her own unique and distinctive way . . . 

Read more here:  Diana Bloomfield: A Profile

The Kiernan Gallery Blog, Released May 28, 2013

Interview with Diana H. Bloomfield



This month we are exhibiting the work of Diana H. Bloomfield in conjunction with Open Water.  We were first introduced to Bloomfield's work when she showed in our Illusion and Chemistry exhibition in February 2011. We fell in love with her work and curated Vignettes, a solo exhibition of her work. Bloomfield has granted us an interview about her work and process . . . 

Read the interview here: The Kiernan Gallery Blog


The Southern Photographer by John Wall, released April 30, 2013

Girl with Nest

Girl with Nest

Raleigh, NC-based photographer, Diana Bloomfield, is having a great 2013, and it's only March.  

She has just been awarded first place honors in a national photography contest hosted by Brilliant Studio in Exton, PA. with her image, above . . . 

You can read the rest here:  The Southern Photographer

Picture Perfect, review by Kelsey Havens, Phoenix New Times, released September 1, 2011

Girl with Pomegranate

Girl with Pomegranate

Your overused Hipstamatic app doesn’t have anything on Diana H. Bloomfield. Sure, that picture of your dog may look hella vintage with a blue tint and extra grain, but imagine the possibilities of altering that photo with your own hands . . . 

Read the rest of the review here:

Picture Perfect, from Phoenix New Times

Diana Bloomfield at Tilt Gallery, The Southern Photographer, by John Wall, released August 12, 2011.

Central Park

Central Park

Raleigh-based photographer Diana Bloomfield is having a show of her alternative process work at the Tilt Gallery, at 919 West Fillmore Street, in Phoenix, AZ, opening September 2nd and up through September 30th, 2011.

Diana is a long-time specialist in traditional and alternative process work. She is a master of pinhole photography and of printing using gum bichromate, platinum/palladium; and cyanotype processing . . . 

Read the rest here:  Diana Bloomfield at Tilt Gallery; The Southern Photographer

Winter kudzu . . . review by Chris Vitiello, Independent Weekly, released March 16, 2011

Girl on a Swing II

Girl on a Swing II

Diana Bloomfield's pinhole and alternative-process photography endows her subjects with a hyperrealism. Many of the images are the result of a multicolor gum bichromate process that dates to the 1850s and produces a unique print. This process—which can take days—is similar to offset printing. She brushes an emulsion containing watercolor pigment onto paper, exposes it with a separation negative, develops it and then does it again, layering a different color . . . 

Read the rest of the review here:  Winter kudzu, spring knives: At Adam Cave and Lump Galleries, a warming trend, Independent Weekly

Diana Bloomfield interview & images on Chris Keeney's blogby Chris Keeney, released December 7, 2010


Diana Bloomfield is an artist living in Raleigh, North Carolina (NC) and she is the December and last pinhole photographer feature for the year 2010. It is a pleasure and a honor to be able to have her part of this ongoing series. I hope everyone enjoys her photos like I do. So here we go . . . 

Read the interview and see the pinhole photos here:  

Diana Bloomfield 2010 Featured Pinhole (Lensless) Photographer

Girl in Clouds (shown in Magnachrom)

Girl in Clouds (shown in Magnachrom)

My very first photography class, back in 1981, was titled “Large-Format Photography,” offered at Bucks County Community College, in Newtown, Pennsylvania. At the time, I didn’t have a clue what “large-format” meant, but going on the bigger-is-better theory, I immediately registered for it. Knowing as little as I did actually turned out to be a good thing . . .

Read the rest of the interview here:  Magnachrom