Tag Archives: New York City

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This week’s photograph is from 57th street between Fifth and Madison. I was sitting with a friend in the open-to-the-public interior courtyard of a Trump building.

As with many things in New York City, once you stop moving you start noticing. Accompanied by the chirps of birds flying between the indoor, covered trees, sparrows, as it turned out, I looked towards one of the entrances.

Looking east towards Madison Avenue I noticed a visual confusion. The walls and ceiling so shiny that the street view was inverted and reflected inside the courtyard space.

I’m still transfixed!


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Erdil’s Tailoring, 87th between Lex and 3rd.

I just happened to be walking down 87th Street, it was blazing hot in a glaring sun kind of way but as I walked past this bleached-by-the-sun-wall something pulled me beyond the shapes, textures and colours of the building. Something drew me to look in. There he was, sitting at a table, a small lamp illuminating the material he was working with. Such a tiny light  and a man quiet and totally absorbed in his stitching. This scene shone right out of the shop, brighter somehow than the daylight.


East 100th Street

East 100th Street

To see the chosen images and videos from the two Bank Street Arts exhibitions: I Call this Place home and Shades of New York, please look at the Bank Street Arts page on the main website.
To see the the whole project East 100th Street, please go to the East 100th Street page on the main website.

Exhibition details, tear sheets and press.

ProfessionalPhotographer_October2012 copy

Professional Photographer Magazine UK

British Journal of Photography

British Journal of Photography Magazine UK


Open College of the Arts Website

big issue

The Big Issue Newspaper UK

Pages from Gesture and Meaning

Open College of the Arts Course materials UK

Tanya AhmedOCA

Open College of the Arts Course materials UK


Sheffield Telegraph Newspaper UK

TanyaAhmed BSA Shades of New York

‘Shades of New York’ Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK – Exhibition details on BSA’s website

Tanya Ahmed BSA Home

‘I Call this Place Home’ Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK – Exhibition details on BSA’s website


9th and 10th IPA Awards

2011 and 2012 International Photography Awards Nominations Tanya Ahmed 9th Annual IPA Awards

Museum, New York City

Tanya Ahmed 10th Annual IPA Awards

Gallery, New York City