Diane Durant Diane Durant


Diane Durant (b. 1978) works with image, text, and found objects to tell true stories, from paddling rivers and road trips to all the everyday stops in between. She is a graduate of Baylor University (BFA '01), Dallas Theological Seminary (MA/BC '04), and the University of Texas at Dallas (MA '07, PhD '13) where she currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Instruction and Director of the Marilyn & Jerry Comer Collection of Photography. She serves on the university's Committee for the Support of Diversity and Equity as well as the Social Justice Council for the WNBA's Dallas Wings organization. Diane is a member of both the Board of Directors for the Cedars Union, a non-profit arts incubator in North Texas, and the Society for Photographic Education’s LGBTQ Caucus Leadership Team. She is also Chair of the SouthCentral Chapter. Her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally; appeared online at Don't Smile and Lenscratch; featured in print with Chronicles and Sun Magazine; and belong to the permanent collection of the National Park Service. Her creative writing has appeared in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, RiverSedge, di-verse-city, the Texas Poetry Calendar, Stymie, The Spectacle, The Ekphrastic Review, and McSweeney's. She is the former president of 500X Gallery in Dallas and past editor of The Grassburr, The Rope, Sojourn, and Reunion: The Dallas Review. In 2018, Diane was named as one of four inaugural Carter Community Artists with the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. Her first monograph, Stories, 1986–88, was released by Daylight Books in 2020. Perhaps surprisingly, she's never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and fully intends to keep it that way.

Contact Diane at:
sdianedurant [at] gmail [dot] com
durant [at] utdallas [dot] edu

To purchase Stories, 1986–88, click here.