Tina Schula ( born Vienna, Austria) is a New York City- based photographer. Drawing from her background in filmmaking, Tina directs her subjects in carefully composed environments creating stylized, dramatic portraits. Her fine art work is motivated by a strong interest in depicting human drama, which she explores through constructing fictional narratives of complex political and social issues.
Tina's work has been published internationally including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Ojode Pez, PDN and Vice. Exhibitions and awards include Photo Lucida Critical Mass, The New York Times Portfolio Review, LensCulture Exposure Awards, Photoville, Scope Basel, The Chelsea Art Museum, The Sixth Annual BamArt Silent Auction, The CCNY Photo Benefit Auction, among others.
Tina has been teaching at ICP and Hunter College in New York and IED in Rome. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Fashion Institute of Technology, NY.
The Collector's Guide to New Art Photography Volume Two, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, 2011
New Photography from the Residents Program, The Camera Club New York, NY, 2011
CCNY Photo Benefit Auction, 25 CPW, New York, NY, 2011
The Visitors Must Be Amused, AVA Gallery, New York, NY, 2009
Face Time, SVA Gallery, New York, NY, 2009
Unseen Realities, SVA Gallery, New York, NY, 2008
Recipient of The Camera Club New York, Dark Room Residency, 2010
Whitewall Magazine, 2009
Humble Arts Limited Edition Series, 2009
MFA Photography and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2009
BA Film and Video, The London College of Communication, London, UK, 1999