Tara Wray: Founder
Tara Wray is a photographer based in rural Vermont. Her sold-out photobook, “Too Tired for Sunshine,” was published by Yoffy Press in 2018. 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). Her photography has been featured on NPR, Washington Post, VICE, Huff Post, Polish Vogue, 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 solo exhibitions of "Too Tired for Sunshine" were held at Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY and Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN. Selections from “Too Tired for Sunshine” were 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. 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.
Kelly Burgess: Curator
Kelly Burgess (she/her) is a project-based conceptual photographer and curator living and working in rural Vermont. She received her MFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2018 and her thesis work, Sing Me Back Home, has been exhibited internationally. Emotional narrative is the thematic thread running through her work, with much of her photography and writing coming directly from personal experiences. She is currently working on her second book entitled I Know I Know I, which is a photo and text-based narrative examining solitude and change. In addition to her photography work, she is the Gallery Coordinator for the Castleton University Art Galleries. Follow Kelly on Instagram.
Board of Directors
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
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