Tova Katzman

Tova Katzman works in photo and video within various countries, climates, and environments. Her work often springs out of an excuse to interact with the people she encounters in new places. She grew up surrounded by water on the island of Martha’s Vineyard and currently resides in Jamaica Plain, Boston. She recently graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in photography. Today we share Tova’s series titled An Otherwise Fruitless Search.

Abba doesn't know which way, 2015

Abba doesn’t know which way, 2015

Taking note, 2015

Taking note, 2015

"We were here first", 2015

“We were here first”, 2015

For Whom, 2014

For Whom, 2014

An Otherwise Fruitless Search

While I was riding my bike down the street, there was a young girl, maybe ten years old and brimming with attitude, precariously walking near incoming traffic. As I rode past her, she stuck her pointer finger out at me.
“Be careful,” she said.

An Otherwise Fruitless Search is a translation project created by picking up on certain gestures, encounters and stories as a means for visual cues. The images can be viewed like an atlas of an unidentified place, a document of a conversation, a discovery, or what remains. Human interactions form a visual language within a search for understanding.

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2015

Untitled, 2015

Leftovers, 2014

Leftovers, 2014

The man from Vienna, 2014

The man from Vienna, 2014

La Biblioteca, 2015

La Biblioteca, 2015

Edge, 2014

Edge, 2014

"Big shark", 2015

“Big shark”, 2015

Safe, 2015

Safe, 2015

Lemon tree, 2014

Lemon tree, 2014

The water man, 2015

The water man, 2015

In line, 2014

In line, 2014

To view more of Tova’s work please visit her website.



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Zemie Barr
Exhibitions Manager
Blue Sky Gallery
Portland, Oregon


Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Zemie Barr is the Exhibitions Manager at Blue Sky Gallery and co-director of Wolff Gallery in Portland, Oregon. She gravitates towards surreal imagery and personal narrative, as well as conceptual, experimental, and interdisciplinary approaches to the photographic medium.

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