Tami Bone grew up in deep South Texas where she spent a childhood oftentimes free and driven by her imagination. Her photographic work today pulls from these early beginnings, calling forth yearnings, hopes, fears and dreams that make their way into her narrative images.
Today Tami lives in Austin, Texas and engages photography as a means of story telling and self-expression, with a knowing that the stories we tell form our personal truths and unique folklore. She believes that our stories, both true and imagined, are significant and have the power to shape our lives, before finally, they become our lives. While her most recent body of work, Mythos, is her own tale, it is a token of the shared mystery that binds us together.
Tami attended The University of Texas, and later discovered her interest in photography. Her work has been shown nationally in invitational group exhibitions and juried exhibitions, and in 2012 is being shown in three solo exhibitions. Also in 2012, her work will be exhibited in Shanghai, China. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being named one of the Best of the Best Emerging Fine Art Photographers of 2011 by BW Gallerist; selection as a 2011 Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist, a 2010 Photo Review Competition Winner, a 2009 Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist and a 2008 Review Santa Fe Participant. In early 2012 her work was featured in Aether Magazine, and before the end of the year will be published in the United Kingdom’s Black+White Magazine.