Tarrah Krajnak was born in Lima, Peru in 1979. She is currently based in Los Angeles. Krajnak is the recipient of the Lewis Baltz Research Fund Award presented to her at Paris Photo this year. She was also awarded the Jury Prize of the Louis Roederer Discovery Award at Les Rencontres d'Arles, and the Hariban Grand Prize, Kyoto, Japan. She is the 2020 recipient of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Her first monograph of the project El Jardín De Senderos Que Se Bifurcan was published with DAIS books in May 2021. The book was shortlisted for the Aperture/Paris Photo Book Awards, and named to MoMA's inaugural list of the top ten photo books of 2021. Residencies include Center for Photography Woodstock, Bemis, and Light Work. Krajnak has exhibited widely at Art Basel, Paris Photo, Honor Fraser Gallery, Houston Center for Photography, Filter Photo Chicago, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Center for Photography Woodstock, SF Camerawork, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Photo Madrid, Photo London, Belfast Photography Festival, and Unseen Amsterdam among others. She received grants from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Vermont Community Foundation, and from the Harpo Foundation. Her work has been reviewed in Glasstire, Artforum, and Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles. Krajnak is an Associate Professor of Art at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA where she is also the Director of The Munroe Center for Social Inquiry. Krajnak produces and hosts"The Careful Photograph" – a podcast series highlighting BIPOC voices in contemporary photography. She is represented by Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany.