Dianne Carroll Burdick, Photographer
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Dianne Carroll Burdick, a Western Michigan University graduate with a BFA in Photography, is a freelance photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her clients have included USA Today, Grand Valley State University, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Public Museum of Grand Rapids, Porter Hills, The Salvation Army, United Way, GR Magazine, BLUE magazine, ArtPrize and Opera Grand Rapids. She is a Continuing Studies Instructor at Kendall College of Art and Design where she teaches Photography/ Digital courses.
Dianne has participated in over fifty art exhibitions and her work is included in six books. Dianne is the recipient of thirty awards in Photography. Her images are on the Grammy-nominated CD of Debra Henson-Conent with the Grand Rapids Symphony. Her book, Listen to the Landscape, a collection of twenty-eight hand-colored photographs, with haiku by Linda Nemec Foster, and published by Eerdmans Publishing, and in its second edition, was released in August of 2006.
She provided the images for the CD Treasures From the Great Lakes, Music for Bassoon, Horn and Piano., released in July of 2009. This was also a multi-media presentation that was performed/ viewed throughout that year. Her book, Tasting and Touring Michigan’s Homegrown Food, A Culinary Road Trip was published May 2012 by Arbutus Press, and written by Jaye Beeler. September 2016 was the launch date for her newest book Antique Apples.
Recently, I have been concentrating my work on landscapes. I love to photograph the land and connect to nature. I do this by walking the land and taking pictures. I consider my experience and the aesthetic quality of an image as I photograph, process and print. When I hand-color B&W prints, I color what I feel more than what I see. When I photograph digitally, I expand the creative process in process, post production and the conceptual idea.