Ahndraya Parlato was born in Kailua, Hawaii. She has a B.A. in photography from Bard College and an MFA from California College of the Arts. In 2014, she published East of the Sun, West of the Moon with Études Books and in 2016 she published A Spectacle and Nothing Strange with Kehrer Verlag
In 2013, Ahndraya was a New York Foundation for the Arts grant recipient, Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographer Award winner and was shortlisted for the MACK First Book Award. She has also been a Light Work grant recipient and was a nominee for the Paul Huf Award from the FOAM Museum in Amsterdam. She was also a nominee for the SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
In 2008, she created and curated Art for Obama, a fundraiser that included the work of over sixty photographers, including Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, Katy Grannan, Richard Misrach, Larry Sultan, and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Ahndraya can be reached at email@example.com