Where most photographers strive to develop a distinct and recognizable personal style, Dianne Yudelson shuns this approach. In her own words, “neither subject matter nor genre solely defines my images; they are defined by my artistic esthetic.” Yudelson calls her approach The New Eclecticism. Her photography is unified principally by her commitment to the craft, wherever that esthetic leads her.
“Neither subject matter nor genre solely defines my images; they are defined by my artistic esthetic.”
An early interest in art led to theater and then to stage make-up. Through her work as a make-up artist for Ralph Lauren and Warner Communications she got exposed to photography. She quickly claimed top honors in many of the world’s major photography competitions. Perhaps more impressive than the large number of awards she has earned, is the fact that she has won these awards across virtually all categories: portraiture, nature, sports, abstract, photojournalism, advertising, fashion, architecture… Her handling of images ranges from the raw-out-of-the-camera look of her urban street photography, such as The Morning After, to highly manipulated homages to classical painting, such as Girl with Tiger. “I embrace the challenge of exploring varied subjects and forms of artistic expression.”

Dianne Yudelson received the Silver Medal Award in the 2012 New Images Photography Awards, Gold and Silver Medal Awards in the 2013 San Francisco International, and a Gold Medal Award in the 2014 San Francsico International.

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