Tanya Houghton (B.1985,UK) is a photographer and interdisciplinary artist based in London, drawn to wild remote landscapes around the world her work explores the human connection these spaces and the imprint of stories across the land. she employs photography, video and sound to compose her narratives.
Houghton holds a BA(Hons) from the London University of Arts and an M.A in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths University, she is a member of the Urban Photographers Association and Equal Lens.
Her work has seen recognition from various awarding bodies including; in 2015 by The British Journal of Photography Break through award, in 2016 by The D&AD for the Next Global Photographer, in 2017 by Organ Vida festival for the New Citizens category, Reclaim Festival Professional Award 2017 & in 2019 her work was shortlisted for the La Fabrica x Photo London Dummy.
Recent exhibitions include, Songlines of the Here+Now solo show at Argentea Gallery 2018, Charting the invisible II at P31 Gallery in Lisbon 2018 and Charting the invisible I at the APT Gallery in 2017. Urban Photo Festival Artist in 2017.
Houghton has been a recipient of recent funding to develop her practice, in 2020 The Arts Council England, 2020 La Wayaka Current Residency and 2020 The Eaton Fund for women.
The Songlines of the HERE+NOW is the first book from Houghton published through The Lost Light Recordings. For this project in 2018 Houghton travelled 10,500km across the Australian outback, inspired by Aboriginal Songlines. The work aims to draw parallels between the past and the present, through listening to the language of the landscape and is a homage to the First Nations Peoples of Australia.