- Tiana Markova-Gold
Tiana Markova-Gold is a freelance documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. She received a New York Times Scholarship to attend the full-time Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography in 2006-07. She has traveled extensively, documenting social issues with a particular focus on women and girls.
Tiana’s photographs have been recognized in numerous photography contests including Pictures of the Year International, New York Photo Awards, PDN Photo Annual and American Photography. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Sasha Wolf Gallery, Exit Art, New York Photo Festival, HOST Gallery in London, England, Lumix Festival of Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Germany, LagosPhoto Festival in Lagos, Nigeria and GuatePhoto Festival in Guatemala City.
Since the spring of 2007, Tiana has been working on an in-depth project about the lives of women in prostitution. This project has included work in the United States, Macedonia and, most recently, Morocco. In January 2009 she traveled throughout Asia on a photography fellowship from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, photographing social services projects in nine countries across the region. In April and May 2009 she traveled to Nigeria and Brasil as the recipient of a fellowship from Global Fund for Children (Grassroots Girls Initiative) and the Nike Foundation (Girl Effect), documenting the work of several local organizations whose aim is to empower, protect and educate adolescent girls and young women. Tiana is a 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography and 2010 recipient, with writer Sarah Dohrmann, of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for If You Smoke Cigarettes in Public You Are a Prostitute: Women and Prostitution in Morocco.