Diana Mara Henry began her career in Communications in college as a photo editor and reporter for the Harvard Crimson, 1967-1969. After college she was a researcher for NBC news documentary, “From Here to the Seventies” (1969) and continued through 1970 as a General Assignment Reporter for the Staten Island Advance, a Newhouse metropolitan daily. She returned to her career in photojournalism in 1971, specializing in photographing the campaigns of 1972, including the campaigns of George McGovern-from the New Hampshire primaries to the National Democratic Convention, and beyond – and of Bella Abzug and Elizabeth Holtzman. These photographs were used in campaign materials including posters, fliers, tee-shirts and continue to be re-shown in celebratory events, websites, textbooks and other publications and exhibits. Her other extended coverages include Vietnam Veterans, 1970-1981; election night in Plains, Georgia, 1976; Women Office Workers/Nine-to-Five, 1979; the Women’s Pentagon Action, 1980; One-Room Schools and Schoolteachers of Vermont and NY, and the Natzweiler-Struthof Concentration Camp, Alsace, France.
The most-published photographs of her career come from her assignment coverage of the First National Women’s Conference in Houston, TX, as official photographer for the National Commission on International Women’s Year. Diana Mara Henry was the recipient of an individual artist’s grant from the NY State Council on the Arts and an Artist-in-Residence grant from the NY Foundation for the Arts. Her archive is now one of the Special Collections at the Du Bois Library of UMass Amherst: “Diana Mara Henry: 20th century photographer.” She retains copyright to the images and licensing requests can go through the Du Bois Library or to her here.
Diana Mara Henry’s website about the resistance and Nacht und Nebel / Night and Fog decree to which political prisoners at the KLNa were subjected. After the Lycée Français de NY and Harvard College, where Diana Mara Henry won the Ferguson History Prize and her BA in Government, she attended Brandeis for an MA in translation. Since 1985, when she first visited Natzweiler-Struthof, the camp has been the subject of her exhibits, lectures in French and English, and academic pursuits, summarized on her website, http://www.natzweiler-struthof.org Diana Mara Henry’s website about the resistance and Nacht und Nebel / Night and Fog decree to which political prisoners at the KLNa were subjected.
Call Me André: A Jewish spy in the Resistance is the true-life story that Diana Mara Henry wrote with Joseph Scheinmann about his experiences in World War II and soon to be published and made to go on the screen.