Tarrah Krajnak was born in Lima, Peru in 1979. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at Honor Fraser Gallery, Houston Center for Photography, SUR Biennial Los Angeles, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Center for Photography Woodstock, San Francisco Camerawork, Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center, The Print Center, Filter Photo Festival, Art London, Art Basel Miami, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, and Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books. Her work has appeared in both print and online magazines including the LA Review of Books, Nueva Luz, and Camerawork. She received grants from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Arizona Commission on the Arts, and was recently awarded an emerging artist grant from the Harpo Foundation in 2018. Her solo exhibition "1979: Contact Negatives" at As-Is gallery in Los Angeles was a critics pick in Artforum and reviewed in Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles in April 2019. Krajnak is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA.