Diana McClure is a writer, photographer and cultural producer based in New York City. She has written about photography, contemporary art and culture for the NYTimes.com, The Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, ArtAsiaPacific, Art Basel magazine, Friedman Benda gallery, The International Review of African American Art, Photograph Magazine, STUDIO: The Studio Museum in Harlem magazine, Vibe magazine and the Emilio Sanchez Foundation among others. Her photographs have been featured in a variety of places, including The Philadelphia African American Museum, Causey Contemporary Gallery, The Los Angeles Times, NYMAG.com, and the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland. Diana also creates work that pairs text and image through collaborative curatorial projects and publications online, in print and in public spaces, one of which was a finalist for a Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in the blog category. Currently, Diana is co-founder and co-editor of a small publishing press, Lazuli Literary Group, and the online/print journal, AZURE: A journal of Literary Thought, a New York Foundation for the Arts sponsored artist project. She holds a Master of Arts from The New School for Social Research where she was a recipient of the Diamond Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University.