(photograph by Sonja Bartlett, drawing by Samuel Houstin Hinsvark)

Born in 1993 in New York, Tara Violet Niami is from both the West and East coasts. Along with being a photographer, she works as a cinematographer, director, singer, poet, actress, and freelance model.

Tara has photographed for Rookie Magazine, headed by Tavi Gevinson and Anaheed Alani.

The music video she directed for “Worth the Wait” by The Life of Riley (for the release of the film Shirin in Love) premiered on the Huffington Post. She has had work shown in group shows in London and Berlin.
Her work has been published in such publications as Elle France, Vanity Fair Spain, VICE Magazine, Le Monde, the book If You Leave covered by Dazed & Confused, and more.

Tara currently pursues a BFA in photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where she is also studying film. She is in the process of directing her short film, entitled Mirrors and Ghosts.

Contact for commissions, signed limited edition prints, and for a copy of her CV.

taraviolet9@gmail.com