Diana Patin is an artist and photographer originally from Louisiana. She earned a BA and BFA from the University of Oregon, focusing on both Digital Art and Photography, and an MFA from Louisiana State University in photography. She works as both a practicing artist and an art educator. Her work confronts her relationship with self-image, including her self-identification as a caretaker and member of the queer community. She is interested in how the concept of domestic space, family legacy, and the mythology surrounding the American South complicates her understanding of herself, especially through photographic imagery. While Diana has experience shooting with both digital and analog cameras, her favorite way to make photographs is with a large format camera and 4x5 film. It's labor intensive to be sure, but she likes how much it forces her to slow down and consider the image in front of her before making a picture of it.