Silver / 2016 / Fine Art / Still Life
"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 has been
ten years since my last loss. I have never shared these mementoes
with anyone as they are 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 share.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
Dianne Yudelson is an award winning photographic artist and master of the New Eclecticism Photography. Her work has been exhibited in Spain, France, Malaysia, Thailand, and throughout the USA and her images have been published in The New Yorker, LensCuture, Washington Post, DSLR and DC Modern Luxury. Dianne is a Critical Mass Finalist and a Julia Margaret Cameron Award winner in documentary and street photography. Recent exhibitions include the Natural History Museum in San Diego California 2013 and 2015. National Geographic Museum as part of FOTODC 2013, The FENCE 2013 and 2014 in Boston as part of the Magenta Flash Forward Festival, The FENCE 2013, 2014 and 2015 in Brooklyn as part of Photoville, and The Center for Fine Art Photography as part of 2013 and 2014 Center Forward. Dianne graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dianne’s top honors include "Photographer of the Year" titles from three acclaimed international competitions; Black and White Spider Awards, Photography Masters Cup, and World Photography Gala Awards. In 2013 and 2014 Dianne received: First Place in the International Photography Awards (IPA) in Fine Art, numerous GOLD awards in
Fine Art Paris Photography Prize (PX3) 2013 and 2014, Grand Prize Winner in the New York Center for Photographic Arts, Gold medalist San Francisco International Exhibition 2013 and 2014.
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 esthetic. “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." ~Dianne Yudelson