Photograph, Ink jet print 11 x 17
Born in Brooklyn, New York into a conservative orthodox Jewish community, Diane views art and making art as an escape from her traditional community life, her sense of comfort in a sometimes-chaotic world in which she doesn’t belong. Much of her work takes place in New York as she’s grown up and watched the city gentrify over time. With an early start into the world of photography at age 9, Azrak has always been interested in candid street photography. Her eye always searching for those moments that can best be described with just one photograph. Her attention to light as well as more formal qualities like shadow, line, shape, and an ambiguous sense of time are what connects her many different themes of work.