Tira Khan’s photographs explore the meaning of family, the formal and informal moment, and the architecture of place. Her images are often personal, and she finds that elements of our daily lives often reflect broad, universal themes.
Tira enjoys shooting straight from the camera, as well as pushing the bounds of what is a photograph. Her images include documentary and collage. She was recently invited to exhibit in the Photographic Resource Center’s 25th Annual Exposure Exhibition, juried by Kris Graves. Her work was previously selected for Exposure by Christopher Rauschenberg. Two of her photographic series were finalists in Critical Mass, Photolucida’s national photography contest.
She has exhibited her work nationally, and internationally, including Athens, Greece, and Barcelona, Spain. Her Growing Up Girl series has been featured in Der Spiegel, Lenscratch, and Musee Magazine. In addition, her documentary photographs have been published in the The Boston Globe, and The New York Times Lens Blog.
As an editorial photographer, Tira has worked for Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Woz, Teen Vogue, and The Seattle Times. She began her career as a writer, working as a staff reporter at daily newspapers.
A selection of her photographs were published in We Who March, a book on the 2017 Women’s March.