About the Photographer
American, b. 1976
Diane Meyer explores history and memory in her series Berlin (2012-2016). She is deeply interested in how “photography transforms history into nostalgic objects that obscure objective understandings of the past.” The images in this series portray the entire 104-mile length of the Berlin Wall, which was deconstructed in 1989. Meyer adds hand embroidery to sections of the photographs with cross-stitched patterns looking similar to pixels on a computer screen, blurring the line between digital imaging and analog process. The pixilation is a reference to digital file corruption and the phenomenon of forgetting. Here Meyer is pixelating the areas where the Wall would have stood, creating a translucent, obscured vision of what lies behind. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Große Rathaus, Landshut, Germany; Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL; International Photography Festival, Guatemala City, Guatemala. She was the artist-in-residence Takt Kunstprojektraum Artist Residency in Berlin, Germany, in 2012.