Dianna Wells (AU)
Born 1961, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia
Dianna Wells’ photographic practice uses motifs from landscape and botany to explore the tensions that arise from changes to and destruction of vulnerable plant habitats and ecosystems. Recent work has seen Wells cultivate native grassland plants which she photographs with exotic plants. Referencing nineteenth-century photographic processes and the depiction of plants and landscape in historical photographic works, Wells explores low-impact analogue, camera-less and experimental photographic processes to promote both a sustainable pathway for photography and to advocate for the survival of our native plant communities and ecosystems.