Glitch Cat (Morris), 2014 - Jill Greenberg
Leap Aprés la Souris, 2014 - James Johnson

Tara Wray

In Too Tired for Sunshine, Tara Wray confronts depression by documenting the beauty, darkness, and absurdity of everyday life. Drawn from daily life and wanderings, the photos explore loneliness and isolation, as seen through a lens of absurdist dark humor. Too Tired for Sunshine puts a fine point on channeling the pain into creative expression. We are both witnessing the process and experiencing the result. Tara Wray takes us on a visual and emotional journey with disarming humor that lets us lean in to the sadness a bit.

Released July 2018

Photographs by Tara Wray
Introduction by Aimee Bender

Hardcover, 7x9 inches
134 pages / 75 images
Edition of 500 (sold out)

ISBN: 978-1-943948-10-9

Inspired by the outpouring of people who have reached out to say they too use photography as a tool to help cope with depression, we have created the Too Tired Project. It is a photo sharing initiative that aims to help those struggling with depression by offering a platform for collective creative expression.

Jumping Cat, 2013 - Geoffrey Ellis
Flyers and Fox, 2008 - Sarah Wilmer
Tiger Bombshell, 2008 - Colleen Cunningham
Storia di un impieGato, 2014 - Scott Klinger

About Tara Wray

Tara Wray (born Manhattan, Kansas, 1978) lives and works in rural Vermont. A graduate of New York University, she is the director of the documentary films Manhattan, Kansas (SXSW 2006 Audience Award), about family relationships and mental illness, and Cartoon College (Vancouver Film Festival, 2012), about the weird and wonderful world of indie cartoonists. She curates interviews with photographers at ViceHuffington Post, and BUST Magazine, where she focuses on highlighting women in photography. In addition, she curates Some Days Just Are, a collaborative photo series where time dictates narrative, and she’s photo editor for the literary journal Hobart. Wray's self-published photobooks include Each One Wonderful, (2013) about New York City dogs, and Come Again When You Can’t Stay So Long, (2014) a follow-up to her film Manhattan, Kansas