Tara Wray is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker based in rural Vermont. She is a regular contributor to Vice, BUST Magazine, and is photo editor of the literary journal Hobart. She created and curates Some Days Just Are, a collaborative photo series pairing together photographers from around the world to tell their stories simultaneously. Recently she launched the Too Tired Project, which aims to help those struggling with depression by offering a platform for collective creative expression.
Her work has been featured on Washington Post, Vice, Archive Collective Magazine, La Presse, Lenscratch, Humble Arts Foundation, Burn Magazine, Thought Catalog, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Aint-Bad Magazine, among others, and is held in collections at major institutions including Yale University, University of Notre Dame, Dartmouth College, the George Eastman House, and the Amon Carter Museum.
Born and raised in Kansas, Wray graduated from NYU with a degree in documentary film. She has directed two feature length documentaries: Manhattan, Kansas (Audience Award, SXSW 2006; Film Society of Lincoln Center) and Cartoon College (Vancouver 2012).
Her new photobook, Too Tired for Sunshine, was recently published by Yoffy Press.
She is currently working on long-term personal projects and is available for assignments.
Drawing by Jason Polan