July 18 – August 30, 2020
“With each loss of my 11 babies, I kept mementos. They are all kept pristinely stored in a white box in my closet, as are the memories of their short lives kept pristinely stored in my heart.”
My series Lost is based on my personal experience. It had been ten years since my last loss and I had never shared these mementoes with anyone as they were private and personal and go to the core of my emotions both heartwarming and heart wrenching simultaneously. I have read the assertion that meaningful art occurs when you share yourself and create from the depths of your soul. So I shared. Creating this series has both served to honor these precious lives, as well as bring a voice to my personal plight. I am hopeful that in sharing these images I will touch the lives of numerous women who have experienced or are in the midst of experiencing the painful loss of a baby. They are not alone in their journey.
I created my Lost images in a humble and pristine fashion in direct correlation to their short and pure lives.
Dianne Yudelson is an award winning photographic artist and founder of New Eclecticism Photography. Her images have been published in over 50 countries on 6 continents. Publications include the Washington Post, International New York Times, The New Yorker, CNN, Musée, Slate Magazine, Self, MilionKobiet, Harper’s Bazar, Ladepeche, Linda, and the Daily Mail. Dianne is the creator and editor of The New Eclecticism Photography online magazine debuting in 2020.
Notable exhibitions which included Dianne’s work were in the Natural History Museum; National Geographic Museum; Griffin Museum of Photography; The FENCE in Photoville NY, Boston, Houston and Atlanta; The Center for Fine Art Photography; MOPLA Smashbox Studios; Espace Dupon, France; Chaing Mai Festival, China; Kolga Tbilisi, Georgia; The Warehouse Gallery, Malaysia; Rooftop Farmani Gallery, Thailand; St. Andrew’s University, Scotland; and the Municipal Heritage Museum, Spain.
Dianne’s top photographic 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. She is a two time Critical Mass Finalist who also received a Julia Margaret Cameron Award; First Place awards in Fine Art at the International Photography Awards; GOLD awards in Fine Art Paris Photography Prize; Grand Prize Winner in the New York Center for Photographic Arts; Gold medalist San Francisco International Exhibition; and honors in the London International Creative Competition for four consecutive years.
Dianne graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Berkeley.
“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. In the fine tradition of eclectic artists, from DaVinci to Uelsmann, I embrace the challenge of exploring varied subjects and forms of expression. By that I mean, neither subject matter nor genre solely defines my images; they are defined by my artistic aesthetic.”
“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.”
Images of Lost book photographed by Dianne Yudelson. May be purchased here for $450 plus tax and shipping.