Tarrah Krajnak

August 2021

Tarrah Krajnak is a Peruvian-born, Los Angeles-based artist and educator. She was awarded the Jury Prize of the Louis Roederer Discovery Award at Les Recontres d’Arles this year. She is also a recipient of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. A monograph of the project El Jardín De Senderos Que Se Bifurcan was published with DAIS books in May 2021. Residencies include Center for Photography Woodstock (2009), Bemis (2011), and most recently Aurora Photo Center (2021), and Lightwork (2021). Krajnak has exhibited widely at Les Recontres d’Arles, as-is los angeles, Honor Fraser Gallery, Houston Center for Photography, SUR Biennial Los Angeles, Filter Photo Chicago, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Center for Photography Woodstock, SF Camerawork, Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Photo Madrid, Photo London, Belfast Photography Festival, and Unseen Amsterdam. She received grants from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Vermont Community Foundation, and from the Harpo Foundation. Her work has been reviewed in Glasstire, Artforum, and Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles. Krajnak is an Associate Professor of Art at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA.


While the COVID-19 pandemic has constrained our ability to physically host artists in Syracuse, Light Work has responded innovatively to offer continued support in the form of remote residencies. The remote residency experience support artists in developing their artistic practice from their home or designated studio space. In addition to the stipend, artists will benefit from technical, professional, and creative support, as well as the extraordinary freedom to determine their own residency’s shape and timing. Our AIR participants can use their month to pursue their projects: photographing, scanning, printing, editing for book projects, and working closely with our staff for feedback and conversation.