Tiana Markova-Gold is a freelance documentary photographer and visual artist 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. Her work addresses issues around sexuality, empowerment, marginalization, representation and choice.
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 and HOST Gallery in London, England, among others, and has been featured at several international photography festivals including Lumix Festival of Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Germany, LagosPhoto Festival in Lagos, Nigeria and GuatePhoto in Guatemala City.
Since the spring of 2007, Tiana has been working on an in-depth project about the experiences of women in prostitution. This project has included work in the United States, Macedonia and Morocco. Her work has earned her several fellowships and grants including a Camera Club of New York Darkroom Residency, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography and the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for her on-going collaboration with writer Sarah Dohrmann about prostitution and the marginalization of women in Morocco. Her first solo show, Scènes et Types, featuring her work in Morocco, opened in April 2013 at the Camera Club of New York.