Diana Thorneycroft was born in Canada in 1956. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from the University of Manitoba (1979) and a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA (1980). She has exhibited and published widely across North America and Europe, and also in Australia. Her work is held in many prestigious collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. In 2002, she was selected for ‘BLINK: 100 rising stars in photography’ [Phaidon]. She has since received numerous awards including the 2016 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction, an Assistance to Visual Arts Long-term Grant from the Canada Council, and a Fleck Fellowship from the Banff Centre for the Arts. She lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba.