Diane 'Livonn' Adam
Diane 'Livonn' Adam is a fine art photographer and writer from the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1996 she relocated to Berkeley, California. Her column, "Movin' Down The World Beat Road" took shape in 1997 in San Francisco's Reggae Review magazine. Her great love and respect for the Rastafarian way of life and the Jamaican people has distinguished her work and positively fueled her creativity since her early inception into the chronicles of Reggae music. She has interviewed/photographed many prominent Reggae and World music artists including Anthony B, Baba Maal, Everton Blender, Capelton, Angelique Kidjo, Femi Kuti, Michael Rose, Sister Carol, Sizzla, Nadine Sutherland and the Twinkle Brothers. Her photography has also been featured in many well-known publications including the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Los Angeles' Beat magazine, San Jose's City Flight and the premier issues of Canada's Heads magazine. Her dynamic photograph of performer Nana Dandzie of Ex-Centric Sound System is featured on the cover of the 2002 issue of the Reggae Festival Guide. She is also a professional member of Reggae Ambassadors Worldwide R.A.W.