For one week every summer, my family rents a small cabin overlooking the harbor in Wellfleet, MA. The “little house” came to us as a prize at a preschool auction. Twenty years later, it is entwined with my memory of summer, children growing up, and friends gathering.
As a photographer, I focus on portraits and how personal narratives reveal our common human experience. As I tried to capture the “little house,” I realized that these portraits of small details capture my own narrative. A jar of mismatched forks, a chair by an open window, towels drying on the clothesline; in these tableaus, unchanged over many years, I see myself, my family, and my friends.
Diane Shohet is a Boston-based photographer with a love of storytelling. Having worked and traveled throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America, Diane’s photography focuses on personal narratives and how they reveal our common human experience.
Diane has studied documentary photography with Barbara Norfleet at Harvard and portrait photography with Dana Smith at New England School of Photography. She has exhibited as part of Atelier 33 group show at the Griffin Museum.
Diane’s first solo exhibit was at the Cambridge YMCA in 1990. Since then, her work has been published in publications from Oxfam America, Worldfish, and other international nonprofit organizations.
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