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, Bloomberg Business Week, Newsweek, Ojode Pez, PDN and Vice. Exhibitions and awards include The New York Times Portfolio Review, LensCulture Exposure Awards, Photo Lucida Critical Mass, Photoville NY, Scope Basel, The Chelsea Art Museum, The Sixth Annual BamArt Silent Auction, The CCNY Photo Benefit Auction, among others. 

Tina holds an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from The School of Visual Arts in New York and a BA in Film and Video from The London College of Communication in the UK. She is currently a faculty member at the BA photography department at Fashion Institute of Technology. Tina has also been teaching at ICP and Hunter College in New York and at Southern Connecticut State University and IED in Rome.

Selected Exhibitions

LensCulture Exposure Awards Exhibition, London, UK, 2013

The Fence at Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, NY, 2012

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

Fresh 2011, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, 2011

CCNY Photo Benefit Auction, 25 CPW, New York, NY, 2011

Scope Basel, Humble Arts Foundation NY, Basel, Switzerland, 2010

The Sixth Annual BaMart Silent Auction, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY, 2010

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



MFA Photography, Video and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2009

BA Film and Video, The London College of Communication, London, UK, 1999