Ahndraya Parlato: Artist Talk

Photograph taken at night of dandelion seeds floating away in the grass.

Untitled, from A Spectacle and Nothing Strange, 2002–12.

Ahndraya Parlato was born in Kailua, Hawaii. She has a B.A. in photography from Bard College and an M.F.A. from California College of the Arts. She has published two books of photographs — East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Études Books, 2014), and A Spectacle and Nothing Strange (Kehrer Verlag, 2016).

Last year, Parlato was an ICP Infinity Award Nominee. In 2013, she was a New York Foundation for the Arts grant recipient, Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographer Award winner, and was also shortlisted for the MACK First Book Award. She has also been a Light Work grant recipient and a nominee for the Paul Huf Award from the FOAM Museum in Amsterdam, as well as the SECCA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.