Diane Kirkland graduated from the University of Alabama with a BFA in Art and an emphasis in Photography. After school she worked for many years with the State of Georgia as the marketing photographer for tourism, industry and film production within the state. Her job was to produce the images used in Georgia’s advertising campaigns, promotional publications, and travel features for newspapers and magazines (domestic as well as international).
Diane was also the exclusive photographer for two large photographic books: “Oglethorpe’s Dream, A Picture of Georgia” and “Democracy Restored, A History of the Georgia State Capitol”. For the past few years she has been working as a freelance photographer with a special emphasis on natural landscapes and historic preservation. Diane has been selected by a juried panel to join the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Fulton County Arts Council and the Southern Arts Federation, which is a multi-media internet registry that spotlights outstanding artists who live and work in the South.
Diane was recently awarded the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Artist in Residence grant for Ossabaw Island, and have had the opportunity to return several times to continue my photographic exploration of this remote and beautiful place. During the month of September Diane Kirkland’s photography will be on display at A Novel Experience in Zebulon, Georgia. A reception for the show is scheduled for September 18, 6 to 8pm. Also at this reception is a double book signing featuring Kathryn Kolb and Rob McDonald.