With a strong background in Environmental Sciences and Photography, Diana aims to capture the urgency of climate change and call to action the need for renewable energy. Growing up in the Southwest, she is concerned about what damage fossil fuel extraction and emissions have on the landscape she admires. The entire process of this project, from the monochromatic filter choice to the printing process of piezography, revolves around the idea of carbon; even though it is the element of life, an overaccumulation of carbon in the atmosphere is causing irreversible damage to the planet. Compositionally beautiful but materially uncomfortable, these photos aim to symbolize the destruction, disturbance, and ruins that fossil fuels have left in the four-corners region. With a strong focus on contrasting the renowned landscape with the degradation fossil fuels have left, Diana’s goal is to exhibit fine art photographs that motivate others to be aware of the world around them. She aims to speak for the parts of the world that cannot speak for themself and spark self-reflection to others on the imperative climate crisis we are enduring.
Diana is a dedicated fine art photographer with a focus on nature, combining artistry and environmental awareness to create her impactful body of work. Her photographs embody elegance and wonder while expressing concerns about our symbiotic relationship with the environment. Her extensive and ever-expanding repertoire includes everything from modern digital photography to traditional processes, including large format film and alternative printing techniques. Diana lives and works among the Ponderosas of Flagstaff, Arizona. Her home serves as both a creative anchor for her work and a nexus of iconic Southwestern landscapes. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a dual BS in both Photography and Environmental Sustainability, drawing on both sides of her education to conceptualize powerful photographs. She continues her education through employment with local photographers, printing labs, and galleries.