September 2 – October 1, 2017
Dianne Yudelson is an award winning photographic artist. Her images have been published in over 50 countries on 6 continents including Washington Post, International New York Times, The New Yorker, CNN, The Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, and the Daily Mail. Dianne’s work has been exhibited in Spain, France, Scotland, Georgia, Malaysia, Thailand, and all throughout the United States. Dianne is a two time Critical Mass Finalist, a Julia Margaret Cameron Award winner and her honors include “Photographer of the Year” titles from three acclaimed international competitions; Black and White Spider Awards, International Color Awards, and World Photography Gala Awards
“My fascination with photography began upon the realization that, in addition to being a wonderful means of documentation, photography can also be used as a fine art medium. My style is eclectic as I embrace the challenge of exploring varied subjects and forms of expression. When inspiration lays a new path before me, I gladly take a detour. I am motivated to create by the hope of evoking emotion that continues to resonate across time.” – DY
About the Artist Book
Dianne Yudelson’s artist book of her “Antique Aviary” images will be on display at the Griffin Museum from September 7, 2017 – October 1, 2017. Dianne created her artist book as a vehicle for viewing “my birds” in an aviary grouping. The accordion book is handmade, printed and editioned by the artist using Hahnemühle Fine Art paper with cover images printed on 100% cotton, and all archival materials. The book is 5.25” square. This “mini exhibit” book can be hand held or displayed standing; when open flat it measures 5’4” in length. The pages are double thickness and there are images on both sides of the book with 20 birds in the aviary. Dianne’s book is held together by a handmade band and enclosed with a signed letter of authenticity within a handsome gray box.
Statement on Antique Aviary
As a very young girl my fondest memory was sitting on my grandmother’s porch while she showed me the 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. These 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