Diana Rebman was raised in rural Ohio. From an early age she loved animals and nature. As a teenager she saw firsthand the lifechanging impact a photo can have on its viewer. The January 30, 1970 Life Magazine cover photo was of a Japanese Snow Monkey soaking in a hot spring in Jigokudani Yaenkoen, Japan. That photo and accompanying article left an indelible impression on her. She knew that someday she would visit there.
Years passed as she pursued a medical degree, moved to the SF Bay Area, and settled into private practice. But that photo remained. Finally in February 2006, armed only with a point and shoot camera, she spent three wonderful days observing and photographing the snow monkeys.
Friends, family, and strangers alike were moved by her images from this trip. Through the photos they witnessed complex social interactions, emotions, and even the use of tools. As an animal advocate she knew she had found her means of helping others to see that all animals think, feel, and deserve our help to survive and thrive.
While continuing to practice medicine she travels extensively photographing animals, nature and indigenous peoples. Upcoming trips include the Everglades and Churchill, Manitoba.
She invites you to take your time and enjoy these photos. If when you look in the eyes of these animals, you see a sentient being looking back at you, then she has accomplished her goal. Perhaps you'll be moved to help with conservation of our planet and preservation of our many endangered species. And perhaps even to examine your relationship with all animals...
All photos are available for sale through the website. If you would like a fine art print signed by me, please send an email for further information.