Ahndraya Parlato is an artist based in Rochester, New York. She has a BA from Bard College and an MFA from California College of the Arts. Ahndraya has published three books, including: Who Is Changed and Who Is Dead, (Mack Books, 2021), A Spectacle and Nothing Strange, (Kehrer Verlag, 2016), East of the Sun, West of the Moon, (a collaboration with Gregory Halpern, Études Books, 2014). Additionally, she has contributed texts to Photo No-Nos: Meditations on What Not to Shoot (Aperture, 2021), and, The Photographer’s Playbook (Aperture, 2014).
Ahndraya has exhibited work at: Spazio Labo, in Bologna, Italy, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, The Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, and The Swiss Institute, Milan, Italy. Ahndraya is a 2020 New York Foundation for the Arts Joy of Photography Grant recipient and in 2018, she was a nominee for the ICP Infinity Award. She has also been a Light Work grant recipient, a nominee for the Paul Huf Award from the FOAM Museum in Amsterdam, and a nominee for the SECCA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Ahndraya teaches at The Rochester Institute of Technology.