Based in Vermont, USA, the Too Tired Project is a 501c3 non-profit photography initiative committed to helping those struggling with depression by offering a place for collective creative expression.
Launched on Instagram in 2018, the Project quickly gained more than 16,000 followers and has received more than 20,000 submissions. Recent press includes NPR, Huff Post, and Polish Vogue.
We have hosted Sideshow Exhibitions—each featuring a digitally projected photo exhibit followed by a panel discussion with photographers and art therapists—across the US, as well as a show at the Leica Gallery in Warsaw, Poland, and one in Melbourne, Australia at the Noir Darkroom Gallery.
In the near future we will publish a softcover photobook curated from submissions to the Project, which will be a document of life with depression as seen through the eyes of around 50 diverse artists from around the world. All submissions to the Too Tired Project Instagram are in consideration for the book.
The Too Tired Project was founded in 2018 by Tara Wray in response to the positive support she received for her photobook—Too Tired for Sunshine—in which she used photography as a therapeutic tool to express her personal experience with depression and anxiety.
In 2019 Zuzanna Szarek joined the team as Art & Communications Director and in 2020 Kelly Burgess joined as the Curatorial Director.