Diana McClure is a photographer and writer based in New York City.
Diana's photographs have been featured in a variety of places, including The Philadelphia African American Museum, Causey Contemporary Gallery, Edge Zones Miami, The Los Angeles Times, NYMAG.com, and on numerous film & television sets. Her work is also in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland. In 2016 she joined the Department of Photography, Imaging & New Media at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts as an Adjunct Instructor. Diana's photography explores the feminine, metaphysics, natural and urban environments.
Diana has written about contemporary art, photography and culture for the NYTimes.com, The Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, ArtAsiaPacific, Art Basel magazine, Friedman Benda gallery, The International Review of African American Art, Photograph Magazine, STUDIO: The Studio Museum in Harlem magazine, Vibe magazine and the Emilio Sanchez Foundation among others. In addition to this, since 2016 she has written weekly photography exhibition reviews for a leading company in the B2B photo industry. She holds a Master of Arts from The New School for Social Research where she was a recipient of the Diamond Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University.
Diana creates work that pairs text and image through collaborative curatorial projects, mixed media works and publications, one of which was a finalist for a Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in the blog category. She has organized these projects online, in print and in gallery spaces. Currently, Diana is co-founder and co-editor of a small publishing press, Lazuli Literary Group, and the online/print journal, AZURE: A journal of Literary Thought, a New York Foundation for the Arts sponsored artist project.