tamara@tamarareynoldsphotography.com

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EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts in Photography, University of Hartford/Hartford Art School.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography), Middle Tennessee State University. 

PUBLICATIONS

The Drake. Dewi Lewis Publishing

Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, eds. Mark Sloan & Mark Long, Charleston: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 2018. 2019 Alice Award winner.

 

AWARDS

2022    Aesthetica Art Prize – Longlist, “The Drake”

2022   Middle Tennessee State University Wall of Fame

2021    Bartur Photo Awards – Faces of Humanity

2021    The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Grant

2020    The Puffin Grant, “The Drake”

2019    PHMuseum Women Photographers Grant, Shortlist, “The Drake”

2019    Tennessee Individual Artist Fellowship Grant

2018    Santa Fe Center Project Launch Grant, “The Drake,” Juror: Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art

2017    American Photography 33, “The Drake”

2016    Merit Scholarship, University of Hartford /Hartford Art School

2015    Merit Scholarship, University of Hartford/Hartford Art School

2014    Communication Arts Photography Annual #55, Award of Excellence, “Last Game”

2014    American Photography 30, “Southern Route”

2013    American Photography 29, “Southern Route”

2013    Photo Lucida, Finalist, “Southern Route”

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2022   “Reckoning and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from the Do Good Fund”, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA. Juror: Jeffrey Richmond-Moll, PhD., Curator of American Art. (forthcoming)

2022   “The Nature of the Future,” Leu Gallery, Belmont University, Nashville, TN. Juror: Christine Rogers. 

2020   “A Yellow Rose Project,” Online and traveling exhibition. Curators: Meg Griffith and Frances Jakubeck.

2020    “Picture In Picture,” Cassilhaus Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC. Curator: Frank Konhaus.

2019    “Center Annual: Profound Movement,” Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX. Juror: Shane Lavalette.

2019    “The Big Reveal: Telling Truth in an Age of Fiction,” El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM. Curator: Angie Rizzo.

2019    “Stories We Tell Ourselves,” Earl & Virginia Green Gallery, Biola University, La Mirada, CA. Curator: Seth Johnson.

2018    “Full Circle: 2018 CENTER Award Winners, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC. Curator: Mary Anne Redding.

2018    “Southbound,” Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC. Curators: Mark Sloan and Mark Long.

2018    “Stories We Tell Ourselves,” Wrong Gallery, Marfa, TX. Curator: Ashlyn Davis.

2018    “Photography Comes First, Language Follows,” Curry Gallery, Watkins College of Art, Nashville, TN. Curator: Robin Paris.

2018    “Views of the South,” Photographs from The Do Good Fund, Montgomery Museum of  Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL.

2018    “Thinly Veiled,” Cassilhaus Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC. Curator: Frank Konhaus.

2018    “Southern Sampler,” SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY. Curator: Timothy Massey.

2017    “13,” Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford, CT. Curator: Robert Lyons.

2017    “Southern Routes,” Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA. Curator: Heather Hakimzadeh.

2017    “The Bond of the South,” Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madisonville, GA.

2016    “The Female Lens: Photography from the Do Good Fund,” Morris Museum, Augusta, GA.

2016    “A Common Ground,”  The Baldwin Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

2016    “Should Birds Attack,” Kominek Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Curator: Robert Lyons.

2015    “Behind the Lens: Women Photographers on Appalachia and the South,” Tipton Street Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

2014    “Southern Exposures: The Do Good Fund Exhibit,” Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, GA.

2014    “Currents:  NOPA Showcase,” Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA.

2014    “Brought to Light,” Slow Exposures, Molena, GA.

2014    “Lilts and Drawls,” Art Beat, Columbus, GA.

2014    “Sixth Annual Women’s History Month Exhibit,” Customs House, Clarksville, TN.

2011    “Holy Road: A Photographic Essay on Transience and Journey,” Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN.

2011    “Recording Our History: Faces Behind the Camera,” U.S. Senate Rotunda, Washington, DC.

2010    “(Por)trait Revealed / A Juried Exhibition of Portrait Photography,” RayKo Photo Center Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curator: Ann Jastrab.

2009    “Nashville’s Soul: Images of the Sacred,” Parthenon East Gallery, Nashville, TN.

 

COLLECTIONS

Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA

Cassilhaus Collection, Chapel Hill, NC

The Do Good Fund, Columbus, GA

Vanderbilt Divinity College, Nashville, TN

Cheekwood Art Museum, Nashville, TN

 

PRESS: PRINT & MEDIA

Future Now: 125 Contemporary Artist publication, Aesthetica Art Prize 2022, 

Dugan, Jess T., Book Review: “The Drake” by Tamara Reynolds, Strange Fire Collective (blog), May 12, 2022

Feuerhelm, Brad.”Episode 259 – Conversation with Tamara Reynolds, American Photographer”,  “Nearest Truth”

Schneider, Anna. “Southern Route’ by Photographer Tamara Reynolds,” BOOOOOOM (online magazine), March 2021

Hory, Julien. “The Drake, Le motel de la dependance,” Fisheye (online magazine), 28 May 2021.

Rich, Jeff. “Eyes on the South/Tamara Reynolds: On the Margins,” Oxford American (blog), 18 December 2019.

Photo-Emphasis (blog), “Project Spotlight: The Drake,” August 2019.

Dugan, Jess T., “Q&A: Tamara Reynolds,” Strange Fire Collective (blog), January 2019. 

Elkins, Amy. Ain’t Bad, Issue 13, Interview, December 2018.

Smithson, Aline. “Center’s Project Launch Grant Winner: Tamara Reynolds,” Lenscratch, 14 May 2018.

Smithson, Aline, “Thinly Veiled at Cassilhaus,” Lenscratch (blog), 25 January 2018.

Coleman, Sarah. “Southern Stories,” Don’t Take Pictures, Issue 8, Spring 2017.

Ferri, Graziano. “FotoFirst: Photographer Portrays the Marginalized Gravitating Around an Old Motel,” FotoRoom (blog), September 2017

PBS News Hour, “Nashville photographer’s dreamy snaps expose hidden truths in the Deep South,” Interview by Laura Santhanam, 4 December 2014.

Curtis, Tanner. “Beyond the Stereotyped South,” The New York Times Lens (blog), 19 November 2014. “Southern Route: The South’s Dualities as Photographed by Nashville’s Tamara Reynolds,”

The Bitter Southerner (blog), November 2014.Reynolds, Tamara. “Last Game,” Communication Arts Photography Annual #55, July/August 2014.

Mackey, Dale. “Viewfinder: Taking the ‘Southern Route,” Daily Yonder, 3 March 2014.

Griffin, Emily. “Southern Route,” Resource Magazine, 16 January 2014.

Rich, Jeff. “Eyes on the South / Tamara Reynolds: Southern Route,” Oxford America  (blog), 3 August 2013.

Smithson, Aline. “Tamara Reynolds: Southern Route,” Lenscratch (blog), July 31, 2013.

Also: American Photography 29 (2013), 30 (2014) and 33 (2017), New York, NY.

 

ARTIST LECTURES

2021   “The Photographer’s Practice,” Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance, Bailey Grant Lecture Series, Knoxville, TN. 

2021    “The Photographer’s Practice,” Photography Society of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

2021     “ArtTalk,” George Fox University Department of Art & Design and Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR.

2019    “The Drake,” Vanderbilt University Art Department, Nashville, TN.

2019    “Two Artists, Their Art, and Art of the Past,” in conjunction with “Views of the South: Photographs from The Do Good Fund,” Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL.

2018    “Thinly Veiled,” Cassilhaus Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC.

2018    “Southbound,” Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC.

2015    “Behind the Lens: Women Photographers on Appalachia and the South,” Tipton Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

 

TEACHING

2018 – 2019  Belmont University, Nashville, TN. Adjunct

2022 – 2023  Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Lecturer

 

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