Dian Hymer is a Bay Area photographic artist whose work explores culture, history, and projects that employ landscape and portraiture to examine social, urban and environmental issues.
She received a BA and MA from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also advanced to candidacy for a PhD degree in Anthropology. Formerly a successful real estate broker, nationally syndicated real estate columnist and author of consumer oriented real estate books, Dian Hymer now pursues fine art and documentary photography with the unique perspective of exploring architecture and its impact on the landscape and human behavior.
She has studied photography at the University of California Berkeley, the Art and Design Center in San Francisco, and at intensive photographic workshops at Santa Fe Photography Workshops and Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP). Workshop instructors included renowned San Abell, Arthur Meyerson and Aline Smithson. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including the East Bay Journal and Lenscratch and was recognized for her work in the Los Angeles Center of Photography’s “The Creative Portrait” Exhibition. Dian currently lives in Oakland, CA.