Diana Blok

Uruguay

Born in 1952 in Montevideo, Uruguay, Diana Blok lived in several Latin American countries before moving to Amsterdam where she developed her career in fine art photography.  The camera became her tool for self-discovery and exploring ideas around sexual identity, gender, cultural and social diversity. Her main focus has been portraiture, self-portrait and the nude, always intending to reveal the invisible and the personal.  Some of the selected titles from her eight publications are: “I Challenge you to Love Me”, portraits and stories about sexual identity in Brazil today, in collaboration with INESC (2014), UN Women and the Royal Dutch Embassy in Brasília, “Time Tells” published by Witteveen Visual Arts (2012), a family history about war, identity and consolidation, and “See Through Us” portraits and stories of LGBTT in Turkey (2007).

Her work is represented in major public and private collections and is shown in solo and group exhibitions worldwide. She has taught fine art photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, while also giving master classes and workshops internationally. She is currently guest professor of Photography for the Masters Program of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

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