Diane Bondareff is a New York City-based photographer. She began her career as an assistant photographer at City Hall, later becoming the official photographer for Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. After leaving city government in 2000, Diane became a regular freelance contributor to the Associated Press, The New York Times, Newsday, Bloomberg News and Toronto Star. She covered breaking news, made portraits of news makers and celebrities, and photographed a wide spectrum of entertainment and media events. Diane is a graduate of Barnard College at Columbia University.