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Whatever the subject of my photography, it is a reflection of me, of my past and present sensory and emotional experiences. Through a close inner and camera focus, mundane objects are transformed. They become metaphors, often fragmented, incomplete, or obstructed, like our perceptions or memories.

I received my MFA degree in Photography from San Jose State University in 2015. Some of the venues where my work has been exhibited are: Triton Museum, Santa Clara; De Young Museum, San Francisco; Adobe Art Gallery, Castro Valley; Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto; Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO; Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury,VT; Metenkov Photography Museum, Yekaterinburg, Russia. I am currently living in Northern California.


While working on my MFA degree in Photography at San Jose State University, I became interested in ceramics in general and pottery in particular. For my ceramic work, please visit

In the Spring of 2020 I developed interest in Botanical or Eco Printing. To read my story and see some examples of my work, please visit Botanical Prints section on this website. 

If you would like to contact me directly, please email at or find me on Instagram @tamaradanoyan

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