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Diana Cheren Nygren

Photographic Areas of Focus

Fine Art, Landscapes, People


United States of America


Diana Cheren Nygren is a photography based artist. Her work explores the relationship of people to their physical environment and landscape as a setting for human activity. Her photographs address serious social questions through a blend of documentary practice, invention, and humor. Diana obtained a B.A. in Fine Arts from Harvard University and a Master's Degree in Art History from UC Berkeley. Her training as an art historian focussed on modern and contemporary art, and the relationship of artistic production to its socio-political context. Her emphasis on careful composition and her subject matter reflect this training. Her work is the culmination of a life-long investment in the power of visual culture to shape social change. Her project "When the Trees are Gone" has been featured in numerous publications both print and online and has been shown in galleries and museums around the world. Among the awards Diana has won for this project are Discovery of the Year in the 2020 Tokyo International Foto Awards, 2nd place in Fine Art/Collage in the 2020 International Photo Awards, as well as being a finalist for Fresh2020, Urban2020, the Hopper Prize, and OpenImage Barcelona. The project "The Persistence of Family" has been shown across the globe as far away as China, was awarded a Lensculture Critic's Choice Award, Best New Talent win the 2021 Prix de la Photographie, Best of Shoot in the 2021 London International Creative Competition, 2nd place in the International Photo Awards and the Budapest International Foto Awards, and was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, and has appeared in a number of publications including a recent review in Gente di Fotografia. In Spring 2022 "The Persistence of Family" was featured in a solo show at the Soho Photo Gallery as one of the winning projects of their annual International Portfolio Competition.

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2023Color Photography Contest

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