Tira Khan

Photography + video
Location: Boston
Nationality: us
Biography: 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... read on
Just published article on PDN: How a Critique Group Can Change Your Photogoraphy
tira khan
Jul 7, 2019
Pursuing photography and other art forms can be very isolating, so it’s important for me to meet regularly with a group of women to critique each other’s work. I just published an article in Photo District News about the experience.

Opening paragraphs:

      I once spent hours on working on a collage, fine-tuning its colors, combining photographs, and assessing the image’s visual impact against the subtext of its meaning. Finally, it was perfect. I was ready to bring it to my class at a local photography museum for critique.

     I placed the eight-by-ten print on a folding table surrounded by my classmates and waited for them to commend my masterpiece. At first they were silent. Then a few suggested some tweaks. And then I saw it. The image did not need tweaking. It was perfect indeed. It was perfectly disastrous: perfect for a 1970s romance novel—not exactly the look I was going for.

     How a Critique Group Can Change Your Photography | PDN Online
          Fine-art photographer Tira Khan explains why her crit group works for its members, and offers tips for those looking to create their own group.

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