T A N Y A A H M E D
Tanya moved to Reading from the Midlands at 15 and joined Berkshire College of Art & Design straight from school. During college she assisted studio photographers in Reading, London and also worked at Snappy One Hour Photo Lab in Woolworths! Her first full time photography job was as staff photographer with the Wokingham Times and Reading Standard newspapers. Tanya left Reading to see the world working along the way as a travel, studio and editorial photographer. She is currently a Senior Photographer for the NYPD, freelances with several museums including the Met and the Guggenheim and is also studying for a Masters degree with the Open College of the Arts. Tanya’s personal work centers around the built environment.
Working with the basic premise of then and now, Tanya has dipped into her photographic archive to explore time, distance, technology and relationships. For this exhibition Tanya has chosen several photographs of Reading residents from thirty years ago and has made new photographs in New York using today’s photographic technology. In addition a small series of postcard sized images contrasts Tanya’s two homes; the Reading environment she photographed in the eighties and the NYC environment she lives in now.
You can see Syncretize and Postcards from Reading on Tanya's website.
You can also check out the Postcards of Reading 2015 that others have contributed to the project at:
The project will be open until the end of the year- why not submit your photographs?