STATEMENT :  I try to capture small truths in my photographs, with the aim of drawing a visual and emotional map of people and place - of traces and footprints. Returning to specific locations again and again gives me entrance to other worlds and allows me to immerse myself, to follow my own connections with the subject, and to catch a glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface. The work is rooted in memory.

I am drawn to familiar and seemingly ordinary "things" that are inextricably connected to the people who live in these environments. This does not mean that I am disinclined toward people - I feel quite the opposite. For me these things typically reveal the human presence, which is what attracts me to them.  I search for silent corners and attach myself to details. I move in close - it is my way of touching it.

ABOUT :  Tamar Granovsky is a Boston-based photographer. In 2018 she was named LensCulture’s Top 50 Emerging Talents. She has been included in various juried group exhibitions including the 5th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Barcelona, Photography Now 2017, at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, and the 22nd Juried Show: Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition at the Griffin Museum. Prior to her career as a photographer Tamar had several solo and group exhibitions in mixed media sculpture installation, in Canada, and was a recipient of a Canada Council Exploration Program Grant. For fifteen years, Tamar worked as the Archivist Head at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. Her great love for photography is inspired by her passion for travel.

Tamar's work is available for purchase and exhibition. Please contact her for more information:


  • LensCulture Emerging Talents, KlompChing Gallery, Brooklyn, New York - 2018

  • interiors, Juror: Elizabeth Avedon, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas - 2018

  • 5th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Barcelona, Spain - 2018

  • Shift Invitational 2018, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA - 2018

  • Quien? Que? Donde?, Griffin at Lafayette City Center, Boston, Massachusetts - 2018

  • Photography Atelier 27, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts - 2018

  • Photography Now 2017, Juror: William Ewing, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York - 2017

  • The Curated Fridge, Juror: Arlette Kayafas, Somerville, Massachusetts - 2017

  • The Curated Fridge and Photoville, Juror: Aline Smithson, Somerville, Massachusetts - 2016

  • The Curated Fridge, Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Somerville, Massachusetts - 2016

  • 22nd Juried Show: Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition, Juror: Elizabeth Avedon, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts - 2016

  • Belles Go Blitz, Belgo Building, Montreal, Quebec - 1994

  • et les vies s'eclabousseraient de bleu, Centre Interculturel Strathearn, Montreal, Quebec - 1994

  • Small Events, OCCURENCE, Montreal, Quebec - 1993

  • Groundwork, TRUCK: an artist run centre, Calgary, Alberta - 1991

  • The Works, Manulife Place, Edmonton, Alberta - 1989


  • feet of clay, cage of rib, Artcite, Windsor, Ontario - 1994

  • Learning to Breathe Again, Neutral Ground, Regina, Saskatchewan - 1991

  • Learning to Breathe, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta - 1990


  • LensCulture Emerging Talents Award 2018 - 2018

  • Honourable Mention: Fine Art Category. 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers - 2018

  • Runner Up : Abstract & Still Life. 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers - 2018

  • Exploration Program of the Canada Council - 1992


  • Casa Na Ilha Art Residence, Ilhabela, Sao Paulo, Brazil - 2017


  • et les vies s'eclabousseraient de bleu : reviewed by Marie-Michel Cron, Le Devoir, March 19, 1994

  • Small Events : reviewed by Henry Lehman, The Mirror, Movember 11-17, 1993

  • Small Events : interview on Radio Canada AM, Emission RADAR, November 22, 1993

  • Groundwork : reviewed by Nancy Tousley, Calgrary Herald, January 25, 1991


  • MS (Archives Management) Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts - 1996

  • MFA (Sculpture) The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta - 1990

  • BFA (Sculpture) Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec - 1988

  • Sheridan College School of Craft and Design (Textiles), Mississauga, Ontario - 1982 - 1984

  • York University (English Literature), Downsview, Ontario - 1980


  • Taught three (3) mixed media sculpture classes at The New School. Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec - 1992-1993


 Photographs from the project “ Siren Song”  installed at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Photo Credit: Natalie Schaefer, 2018.

Photographs from the project “Siren Song” installed at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Photo Credit: Natalie Schaefer, 2018.