Tira Khan is a visual artist who uses photography, video and text to tell a story. She began her career as a writer, working as a staff reporter at daily newspapers, and earned a master’s degree in creative writing. Her interest in storytelling later turned toward the visual, and she began producing short, documentary-style videos for commercial and non-profit clients. To improve her video skills, she explored photography and discovered the allure of still images.
Tira’s photographs focus on people, family and unguarded moments. She enjoys photographing people in settings where they feel most comfortable — often their homes and places of work. She is also interested in the temporal — how the past relates to the present, and the passage of time. Her images are often deeply personal, as she finds that elements of our daily lives may reflect broader, more universal themes. And sometimes, the personal is political.