TOKYO-2019 Portfolio / Personal

Siren Song

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portfolio/Personal
  • Photographer
    Tamar Granovsky
  • Photo Date

"Siren Song"centres on the desert landscape of California’s Salton Sea. What pulls me back to this environment is a personal haunting. The silence, emptiness, and rawness of place lure me in. Town streets give the illusory impression of being un-peopled yet, to me, generate a strong sensation of a presence. Something invisible there always stares back at me. I feel that I am not quite in the past, the present, or the future. I am caught between worlds. The Salton Sea is my siren song and facilitates summoning my own dreams, encountering my own ghosts.

Tamar Granovsky is a Boston-based photographer. She's been included in various juried group exhibitions including the 5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography in Barcelona, Photography Now 2017, at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, and the 22nd Juried Show: Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition at the Griffin Museum. Prior to her career as a photographer Tamar had several solo and group exhibitions in mixed media sculpture installation, in Canada, and was a recipient of a Canada Council Exploration Program Grant. For 15 years, Tamar worked as the Archivist at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory.