Vermont based photographer Tara Wray has launched a crowdfunding campaign this month to help fund her newest title ‘Too Tired For Sunshine’, which is set to be published and released by Yoffy Press early next year. It’s closing in on the finish line but needs your help to carry it over. Head to her Kickstarter page (here) preorder a copy of the book, buy a print, even a sculpture and help this work onto paper.
In Too Tired for Sunshine, Tara Wray confronts depression by documenting the beauty, darkness, and absurdity of everyday life. Drawn from daily life and wanderings, the photos explore loneliness and isolation, as seen through a lens of absurdist dark humor. Too Tired for Sunshine puts a fine point on channeling the pain into creative expression. We are both witnessing the process and experiencing the result. Tara Wray takes us on a visual and emotional journey with disarming humor that lets us lean in to the sadness a bit.
Tara Wray (born Manhattan, Kansas, 1978) lives and works in rural Vermont. A graduate of New York University, she is the director of the documentary films Manhattan, Kansas (SXSW 2006 Audience Award), about family relationships and mental illness, and Cartoon College (Vancouver Film Festival, 2012), about the weird and wonderful world of indie cartoonists. She curates interviews with photographers at Vice, Huffington Post, and BUST Magazine, where she focuses on highlighting women in photography. In addition, she curates Some Days Just Are, a collaborative photo series where time dictates narrative, and she’s photo editor for the literary journal Hobart. Wray’s self-published photobooks include Each One Wonderful, (2013) about New York City dogs, and Come Again When You Can’t Stay So Long, (2014) a follow-up to her film Manhattan, Kansas.