Tira Khan’s photographs focus on people, the domestic, and unguarded moments. Her images are often personal, and she finds that elements of our daily lives often reflect broad, universal themes.
In the past year her series, Growing Up Girl, has been featured on Der Spiegel Online, Lenscratch, Musee Magazine, and What Will You Remember. Her photographs have been published in the New York Times Lens Blog, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Bloomberg Businessweek. She has also published photographs in two books: We Who March, a book on the 2017 Women’s March; and Family. Life., organized through the Alexia Foundation.
Tira was recently selected by Christopher Rauschenberg as one of eleven photographers in Exposure, the Photographic Resource Center’s 22nd annual exhibition. She has exhibited in shows at the Danforth Art Museum, Griffin Museum, and Blue Sky Gallery, among others. She won first place in the New York Photo Curator contest, Vibrant, and an honorable mention in the Soho Photo National Competition in 2017.
Her portfolio, Growing Up Girl, is part of a traveling exhibit, Outspoken, which explores the idea of women and girls in American culture. Tira began her career as a writer, working as a staff reporter at daily newspapers. Her interest in storytelling later turned toward the visual, and she began producing short, documentary-style videos for commercial and non-profit clients. To improve her video skills, she explored photography — and discovered the allure of still images. Tira holds a BA in Government and Law, and an MA in Creative Writing and Literature.