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. More often than not, she finds beauty in the boring and eats cake for breakfast. Diane 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 serves as a Senior Lecturer in Photography. She is the former president of 500X Gallery in Dallas and newly appointed to the Board of Directors for The Cedars Union, a non-profit arts incubator in North Texas. Diane is the past editor of The Grassburr, The Rope, Sojourn, and Reunion: The Dallas Review, and her anthology of translated Albanian poetry, Rozafa's Milk, was recently published by Mundus Artium Press (2017). Her photographs have been exhibited coast to coast, from San Francisco and Seattle to New York and Vermont, with a few stops in the Midwest along the way. In 2015, Diane took her adventuring to Wyoming as the Artist-in-Residence at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Her work is currently included in a long-term temporary installation organized by the National Park Service at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne.