Tiana Markova-Gold’s Profile

Scènes et Types By Tiana Markova-Gold
Scènes et Types
Scènes et Types is part of a collaborative project about prostitution and the marginalization of women in Morocco. The project combines my documentary photographs with a long-form essay written by Sarah Dohrmann. Initiated in 2008, we returned to Morocco in 2011 with funding from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University as recipients of the 2010 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize. Together in Morocco in the spring of 2011, we spent three and a half months documenting the...
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Salão Escola de Beleza Afro By Tiana Markova-Gold
Salão Escola de Beleza Afro
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Other People's Dirty Laundry By Tiana Markova-Gold
Other People's Dirty Laundry
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"you must not know 'bout me.." By Tiana Markova-Gold
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Tiana Markova-Gold is a freelance documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, New York.  She received a New York Times Scholarship to attend the full-time Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography in 2006-07.  She has traveled extensively, documenting social issues with a particular focus on women and girls.

Tiana’s photographs have been recognized in numerous photography contests including Pictures of the Year International, New York Photo Awards, PDN Photo Annual and American Photography.  Her work has been included in exhibitions at Sasha Wolf Gallery, Exit Art, New York Photo Festival, HOST Gallery in London, England, and has been featured in several international photography festivals including Lumix Festival of Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Germany, LagosPhoto Festival in Lagos, Nigeria and GuatePhoto in Guatemala City. Her first solo show, featuring her work in Morocco, opened in April 2013 at the Camera Club of New York.

Since the spring of 2007, Tiana has been working on an in-depth project about the lives of women in prostitution.  This project has included work in the South Bronx, Washington DC, Miami, Macedonia and, most recently, Morocco. Based on this work she has been awarded several grants and fellowships. In January 2009 she traveled throughout Asia on a photography fellowship from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, photographing social services projects in nine countries across the region.  In April and May 2009 she traveled to Nigeria and Brasil as the recipient of a fellowship from Global Fund for Children  (Grassroots Girls Initiative) and the Nike Foundation (Girl Effect), documenting the work of several local organizations whose aim is to empower, protect and educate adolescent girls and young women.

Tiana was a 2012 Camera Club of New York Darkroom resident, 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography and 2010 recipient, with writer Sarah Dohrmann, of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for their on-going collaboration about prostitution and the marginalization of women in Morocco.








2010 Video Journalism Workshop with Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur, VII Gallery

2007, 2008 Teaching Assistant to Jane Evelyn Atwood, ICP Summer Workshop

2008 Eddie Adams Workshop/Barnstorm XXI

2008 Review Santa Fe, Center

2007 Internship with Stanley Greene/Noor Images

2006-07 International Center of Photography, Documentary/Photojournalism Program 


2012 CCNY Darkroom Resident

2010 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, Photography

2010, 2011 FotoVisura Grant, Honorable Mention

2010 Women in Photography-LTI/Lightside Materials Grant

2010 OSI Audience Engagement Grant, Finalist

2010 OSI Moving Walls 18, Finalist

2010 Pictures of the Year International 67, Portrait, Second Place

2010 Alexia Foundation Professional Grant, Shortlist

2009 Global Fund for Children/Nike Foundation/ICP Fellow

2009 Johnson & Johnson Foundation/ICP Fellow

2009 Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers, Winner

2008 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize, Finalist

2008 Julia Dean New Documentarian Award, Second Place

2008 New York Photo Awards, Student Editorial Single, Nominee & Book Project, Winner

2008 PDN Photo Annual

2008 American Photography 24, Selected

2007, 2008, 2009 International Photography Awards/Lucies

2008 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Honorable Mention

2006-07 New York Times Scholarship, International Center of Photography



2013 Scènes et Types, Solo Show, Camera Club of New York, New York NY

2012 GuatePhoto Festival, Guatemala City, Guatemala

2012 Strike Anywhere, International Center of Photography, New York NY

2012 FotoVisura Women in Photography, Photoville Nighttime Projection, New York NY

2012 Bronx Masquerade, Bronx NY

2011 LagosPhoto Festival, Lagos, Nigeria

2011 Contemporary Slavery, Exit Art, New York NY

2011 A View of Caring, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey

2010 Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover, Germany

2009 New Visionaires 2008, New York Photo Festival, DUMBO NY

2009 NYMPHOTO Group Show IV, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York NY

2008 II AMERIKA, group exhibition, International Center of Photography, New York NY

2008 FOTO8 Summer Show, HOST Gallery, London

2008 NPPA Women In Photojournalism Juried Exhibition

            McKenna Museum of African American Art, New Orleans LA


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