Diana H. Bloomfield

Her work ranges in subject matter from landscapes to portraits to elegantly seen fragments of the natural and built worlds...Bloomfield unites her compositional and printing skills to produce finely-wrought meditative images that invite our repeated contemplation.
— John Wall, The Southern Photographer, 2013

The Old garden



The Midway

For over 35 years, Diana H. Bloomfield has exhibited her handmade photographic works internationally. A native North Carolinian, Bloomfield lives and works in Raleigh. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a 1985 New Jersey Visual Arts Fellowship and five Regional Artist Grants from the United Arts Council of Raleigh, NC. Bloomfield specializes in 19th century photographic printing techniques including cyanotype, gum bichromate, and platinum/palladium printing.

Her work has been included in many books including Cyanotype: The Blueprint in Contemporary Practice (2019) by Christina Z. Anderson; Polymer Photogravure: A Step-by-Step Manual (2019) by Clay Harmon; The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (2015) by Christopher James; Gum Printing and Other Amazing Contact Printing Processes (2013) by Christina Z. Anderson; Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular History and Contemporary Techniques (2013); and Pinhole Photography: A Historic Technique (2004) by Eric Renner.

Bloomfield’s works are held in many private and public collections including the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of Governors, Santa Fe, NM; the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL; and the North Carolina State University’s Greg Museum of Art & Design, Raleigh, NC.