“Better Together”
Tara Stallworth Lee
120mm film photo montage and mixed media on paper in a wood frame
ITEM #: 114


Tara Stallworth Lee makes photographs, paper, books, and collages. Expansion of human dignity and the significance of the natural world are important themes throughout all of her work.


Tara received her BS in Psychology and Minor in Art from Birmingham-Southern College. For nearly twenty years she has traveled to Washington, D.C. to teach specialty art classes to youth for The Smithsonian Associates summer camp program. Tara is an artist-collaborator at Studio By The Tracks in Birmingham, a studio and gallery for adult artists with autism, and is the 2021/22 recipient of the Alabama State Council on the Arts Gay Burke Fellowship in Photographic Art. Lee lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama where she is an art educator and resident artist at Ground Floor Contemporary.


Tara and SBTT Artist Mychal Hicks have spent the past year and half getting to know one another as friends and artists. They share a love of portraiture and both use photography as a medium to document people. As collaborators, they model for one another and exchange ideas about their individual processes. Better Together is a portrait of a fun, photo-filled day spent with Mychal. They met at a few of Mychal’s favorite spots around town — Railroad Park, Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, and Cool Shots Selfie Museum — where they took turns taking pictures of one another. Tara used a Holga to capture multiple overlapping and conjoining images on a continuous roll of film and two film scanners which yielded singular effects, resulting in a special and unique souvenir of their day together!


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