Tara Wray: Founder and Curator
Tara Wray is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker focusing on issues of mental health. Her sold out photobook, “Too Tired for Sunshine,” was published by Yoffy Press in 2018. Her photography has been featured on NPR, Washington Post, VICE, Huff Post, Vogue Polska, BUST Magazine, and others, and is held in the permanent collections of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the George Eastman Museum Library, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale, and the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame. Recent and forthcoming solo exhibitions of "Too Tired for Sunshine" will be held at Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY and McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL. Selections from “Too Tired for Sunshine” are featured in the group exhibition How to Live and Survive in the Countryside at KUNST HAUS WIEN in Vienna, Austria, as part of the inaugural FOTO WIEN festival. Born and raised in Kansas, Wray graduated from New York University where she studied documentary filmmaking. She is director of two feature length documentaries: "Manhattan, Kansas" (SXSW 2006; Film Society of Lincoln Center) and "Cartoon College" (2012). Follow Tara on Instagram.
Zuzanna Szarek: Art and Communications Director
Zuzanna Szarek (b. 1984, Warsaw, Poland) is a visual artist, photographer and screenwriter. She graduated with honors from the Media Art Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and completed PhD studies. She is an academic teacher. In art she searches for expressions of absurdity, paradox and melancholia. Solo exhibitions include "There Won’t Be Any Other End of the World” and “Humans Do Not Rule This Land,” which will open at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography in 2020. Her photographs are in private and institutional collections, including the National Museum in Gdańsk. Follow Zuzanna on Instagram.