Diana Greene (USA)
Artist in Residence, October 2019
About the Project
Traces of Myself
Traces of Myself is a photography workshop for teens led that probes the question: does where we live influence who we become? Young artists will be taught by award-winning photographer and teacher Diana Greene (USA) how to create self-portraits that incorporate the land and its symbols to make a double exposure photograph. Students will merge their self-portrait and their landscape portrait using digital technology that enables artists to create images that contain meaning, metaphor, and mystery. The tools of visual literacy–composition, framing, light, time–provide the fundamentals for young artists looking to stretch their photographic language in a world in which 1.8 billion images are uploaded daily.
To take part in this project, please fill out this application form.
About the Artist
Diana Greene is a multimedia artist based in North Carolina, USA. Her photographs and films straddle the world of fine art and documentary. She believes the camera is a way to connect vividly within communities and to the personal landscape within. Her award-winning photographs have been exhibited widely, most recently in Barcelona, Berlin, and at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colorado. For 20 years, she’s worked as an artist in residence, teaching hundreds of local public school students the power of imagination to create meaning in a complex world using words, photographs and video.
Diana’s curriculum for teaching writing, photography, and filmmaking to young people is used in classrooms locally and globally. In 2012-13, she served as visiting artist for the Weatherspoon Art Museum, collaborating on a yearlong teaching residency at The Newcomers School, which educates newly arrived immigrants, many of them political refugees. In 2017 and 2018, Diana was a Pulitzer Center grantee and, in collaboration with high school journalism students, produced the documentary films Weaving Connections and Placing Identity.
To learn more about Diana’s work, visit www.dianagreene.com
Photo credit: Diana Greene