As a very young girl my fondest memory was sitting on my grandmother’s porch while she showed me tintypes of my great grandmother and other loved ones. Holding these tintypes in my hand and gazing into the eyes of my ancestors while hearing stories of my grandmother’s childhood was an experience I hold dear to my heart. Those tintypes were my first exposure to the art of photography. My series Antique Aviary is a melding of my lifelong passion for birds, my wildlife photography and my deep appreciation of the tintype image.
Dianne Yudelson is a photographic artist and master of the New Eclecticism. Dianne was awarded Honor of Distinction “Photographer of the Year” in the 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup 2013, Merit of Excellence “Photographer of the Year” in the 7th Annual Black and White Spider Awards 2012, Grand Prize Winner in the New York Center for Photographic Arts Winter 2012, First Place in the PWP 37th International Exhibition for Digital Imagination, and First Place in the World Photography Gala Award’s Fine Art International Competition for her series Antique Aviary. Her images are also international winners in the Prix de la Photographie, Paris, International Photography Awards, London International Creative Competition, KLPA International Top 40 Portrait, Texas Photographic Society 21: The International Competition, Gallery Photographica and WPGA Julia Margaret Cameron Award finalist in Documentary 2011.
Dianne’s images have been exhibited in Malaysia, France and throughout the USA.
In the fine tradition of eclectic artists of our past, from DaVinci to Duchamp to Calder, Dianne diverges from mainstream specialization and embraces the challenge of exploring varied subjects and forms of artistic expression. As part of this philosophy, Dianne created a new art movement that she calls the “New Eclecticism.” Utilizing her fine art, theater art, fashion and stylist background with her academic training and teaching experience to create images that explore both the visual and psychological aspects of our world.
Dianne graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Berkeley.
“Throughout my life art has been the one true common thread, the stitches that bind my chapters together. As a photographic artist, I embrace the ability to spotlight my point of view and give a voice to my imagination.”
~ Dianne Yudelson