Tawny Chatmon

Tawny Chatmon

Upper Marlboro, MD

About Tawny Chatmon

Within the past 4 years, Tawny Chatmon has redirected her signature style of ethereal sunlit photography into mediums outside of just photography. Tawny is a self-taught artist who has been working in the field of photography for the past 16+ years. Born in Tokyo, growing up an ‘army brat’, she had the unique opportunity to take in the cultures of three different continents all before the age of 12. By then she was in the United States and elbow-deep in her aunt’s theatre company. She studied theatrical arts from the age of 12 to early adulthood. After briefly attending a dramatic arts conservatory after high school, she switched paths and focused her interests on being behind the camera.

For Chatmon, her photographs are the first layer in which she manipulates and unite with other photographic components often lending to them the eyes of someone their elder and more wise and almost always exaggerating their hair. Thereafter she often adds overlappings of gold leaf, paint, digital collage, and illustration. Doing so, she produces a work that is more than just a work of photography but a new compositional expression.


She currently resides in Maryland with her husband and three children.

Education

(Music used in One To Watch feature: Fool's Gold by Gilman M & Bedroom Eyes by Audiobinger)

Events

Photographer of the Year, International Photo Awards 2018, “The Awakening”

People Photographer of the Year, International Photo Awards 2018, “The Awakening”

First Place, International Photo Awards 2018, Professional People/Family, “The Awakening”

First Place, International Photo Awards 2018, Professional Special/Digitally Enhanced, “Indigo”

First Place, Prix de la Photographie 2018, Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced category, "The Awakening"

First Place, Prix de la Photographie 2018, Fine Portraiture/Family category, "The Awakening"

Second Place, Prix de la Photographie 2018, Portraiture category, "The Awakening"

Second Place, Prix de la Photographie 2018, Fine Art category, "The Awakening"

Honorable Mention, Prix de la Photographie 2018, Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced "Indigo"

First place, Fine Art photography Awards 2018, Photo manipulation category, "Indigo"

Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards 2015, Portrait category, "The Pulchritudinous Children Picture Day"

Exhibitions

2019

No Language, Julio Fine Arts Gallery, Loyola Univ.
Baltimore, MD

Building Bridges II: The Politics of Love, Identity and Race, Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba, Galerie Myrtis

Black Portraiture (working title) Galerie Myrtis

Women Heal Through Rite and Rituals, Galerie Myrtis

2018
Scope Art Fair, Miami Basel, Miami, FL, Galerie Myrtis

The Art of Blackness, Block 37, Lashun Tines, Chicago, IL

China New Picturesque Photography Biennale, Guo Jing, Hauian Jiangsu China

Yixan International Photo Festival, Guo Jing, Hauian Jiangsu, China

I Met God and she is..., Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Joakim von Ditma & Destinee Ross, NY, NY

Prix de la Photographie Winners Exhibition, Paris, France

Her Time is Now, Mashonda Tifrere/Art Lead Her, Urban Zen

2017

The Art of Blackness, Block 37, Lashun Tines, Chicago, IL