Based in Vermont, USA and Warsaw, Poland, 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 via online resources, IRL exhibitions, and a forthcoming photobook.
Launched on Instagram in 2018, the Project quickly gained more than 16,000 followers and has received more than 15,000 submissions. Recent press includes NPR, Huff Post, and Polish Vogue.
We have hosted five Sideshow Exhibitions—each featuring a digitally projected photo exhibit and panel discussion with photographers and art therapists—in four US cities, as well as a show at the Leica Gallery in Warsaw, Poland, and one in Melbourne, Australia at the Noir Darkroom Gallery.
In 2020 Yoffy Press 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.
Board of Directors
- Dr. Del Barrett, Board Member
Dr. Del Barrett is a linguist specializing in Language & Power, particularly the manipulation of language for political purposes. She is currently Vice President of the Royal Photographic Society and will become President in September 2019. Barrett is also an ardent supporter of the visual arts, particularly photography, and has contributed to a number of photographic publications. Recently she has led the RPS Hundred Heroines campaign, an international initiative to recognize the contribution that women make to photography.
- Elfi Sixt, Treasurer
CPA, #cryptoaccounting #Tokenengineering; Founder of FinTechAcademy, Founder of Crypto42Token Summits, CoFounder of efri.io.
- Zuzanna Szarek, Secretary
Zuzanna is a photographer, painter, and picture maker based in Warsaw, Poland.
- Tara Wray, Too Tired Project Founder & Board Member
Tara is a photographer living in rural Vermont.