Tanya Ahmed

PO BOX 286071
New York, NY 10128 USA


Hello & welcome

Thanks for stopping by. I’m excited to share my interest in photography with you. Please feel free to share back- I post on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram if you want to keep in touch that way and feel free to e mail me. (all links to the bottom left of this page)

You can see my latest blog posts, newest first, by clicking BLOG in the menu on the left, which will take you to the main page. Once there you can also search by date or by category:
‘On View’ is my work out and about.
‘Seen’ is my writing on other photographer’s work, exhibitions and books. ˈ
‘fōtō ˈfôrtˌnīt frīdē’ is one of my previously unseen photographs (either new or from the archives) posted every other Friday.

I hope you will enjoy your visit,


All photographs on this and my other sites, unless otherwise stated, are taken by and copyright of Tanya Ahmed. They are available for reproduction or as prints, please e mail me for information.

I am now represented in the UK by Siott Gallery, you can contact them directly at Siott Gallery

POD books are available at Books & here & here

More images from East 100th Street are at Urban Landscape

More images of Glasgow are at Glasgow Gallery of Photography

I am part of the collective [( 6 )]

Learnt the trade with Berkshire College of Art and Design Reading Return

If you participated in the community project Postcards of Reading your photos are Postcards of Reading 2015 (thanks for your participation!)

And am now Connected with @bruecknermonika @iamrobtm @southey101 @emdelpech @cordero_ines @susanmillerart @mathewaldred Mwamba Mulangala Maire Keogh We Are Connected 2017 Connected 2018



Identity, culture, encounter, private, collective, memory, time, urban, environment, connection, roots, archive.

“The history we inhabit in buildings is no comprehensive archive; it is a patchwork of survivals, a discontinuous and evolvong collage. Still, the building, of all the varieties of artifact, represents continuity of an important kind, that of location.” (Smith, 2011)

I collect, through my photography, accumulating snippets of meaning as I investigate how the interior environment is shaped by the roles assigned by use and decor. I consider the contrast between how the exterior of the city is presented and how we receive it and live with it. Not glamorous architectural photography, Becher objective or social documentary, but a subjective, cumulative approach tying experience, culture and physical structures together.

My subject is frequently New York City, photographing the experience of physical encounter as it collides with present time, memory and mood. It’s a NY thing. “You start building your own personal New York the first time you lay eyes on it.”
(Whitehead, 2003)

Tanya Ahmed

Smith, Joel, 2011, The Life and Death of Buildings, On Photography and Time,
New Haven, Yale University Press.

Whitehead, Colson, 2003, The Colossus of New York: A City in Thirteen Parts,
New York, DoubleDAy.

I strongly recommend buying both of these books!