Diane Stoppard has been working as a professional photographer since her first after school job, aged 14, at Connell’s Studio in Eltham, Taranaki.
Diane studied photography at Wellington Design School. After three years with John Crawford in New Plymouth, she travelled to New York, Montreal and London where she worked as a freelance assistant and magazine photographer.
Diane settled in Whangarei, New Zealand, where she has established herself as a professional photographer.
Well known for her black & white portraiture, Diane is passionate about her new style of portraiture.
Diane Stoppard’s images look at colonial impact, containment and belonging. As a very young land, New Zealand is still being ‘claimed’, altered and owned. Diane’s work explores these issues.