Tara Wray (b. Manhattan, KS) is a photographer based in rural Vermont. 

Her photobook—Too Tired for Sunshine—was published by Yoffy Press in 2018.

She is a contributor to Vice, BUST Magazine, and is photo editor of the literary journal Hobart

In 2016 she created Some Days Just Are, a collaborative photo series pairing together photographers from around the world to tell their stories simultaneously. Most recently she launched the Too Tired Project, an Instagram-based photo initiative/pop-up traveling exhibition series/forthcoming book, that aims to help those struggling with depression by offering a platform for collective creative expression and community.

Her work is held in collections at Yale University, University of Notre Dame, Dartmouth College, the George Eastman House, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. 

VICE, The Washington Post, Lenscratch, BURN Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, Aint-Bad, and others have published her photography. 

Selections from Too Tired for Sunshine will be featured in the group exhibition How to Live and Survive in the Countryside at Museum Hundertwasser, Vienna, Austria, as part of the inaugural FOTO WIEN festival in March 2019.

Born and raised in Kansas, Wray graduated from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU where she focused on documentary filmmaking. She has directed two feature length documentaries: Manhattan, Kansas (Audience Award, SXSW 2006; Film Society of Lincoln Center) and Cartoon College (Vancouver 2012).

She is currently working on long-term personal projects and is available for assignments. 

Have a story idea, want to collaborate, or just want to say hi? Get in touch!


Drawing by Jason Polan

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