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tsar fedorsky


Tsar Fedorsky is an art photographer and Guggenheim Fellow whose work has been exhibited nationally and published worldwide. She holds an MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School and a BA in history from Amherst College. She was awarded an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and was a Critical Mass Finalist in 2015 and 2017.

Her project The Light Under the Door was published in 2017 by Peperoni Books in Berlin, Germany.

Tsar’s career has allowed her to create images for a diverse group of clientele, including the Boston Globe, United Press International, Agence France Presse, and numerous other publications and media services.

More information can be found on her C.V.


  • MFA, Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT, 2012-2014
  • Full-time undergraduate studies in photography, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA, 1984-1985
  • BA, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 1978-1982


    • 2018 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow
    • 2017 Critical Mass Finalist
    • 2015 Critical Mass Finalist
    • 2015 Recipient Artist Fellowship in Photography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
    • 2015 Annual Review Santa Fe, Center, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2014 Recipient of Hartford Art School’s inaugural Mary Frey Photo Book Award for MFA thesis photo book dissertation, The Light Under the Door

  • 2008 Hasselblad Masters semi-finalist


  • Con Artist Collective, “Farewell Photobook: Hartford Book Release Party & Panel Discussion,” New York, NY, September 30, 2017

  • Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College Class of '82 Photography Exhibition "The Light Under the Door," Amherst College, MA, 2017

  • Griffin Museum of Photography, “Aviary” group show at Lafayette City Center, Boston, MA, 2017

  • Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, “NEW DIRECTIONS” online gallery (permanent), 2016

  • Black Box Gallery, Narrative: People, Places and Things group show, curated by Christy Karpinski; Portland, Oregon, 2016
  • Photographic Resource Center Exposure 2016, group show featuring the work of 13 jury-selected U.S. photographers, 2016
  • The Light Under the Door, solo exhibit, Garner Center at New England School of Photography, Boston, MA, 2016
  • UnBound4! annual show, juried by Gordon Stettinius; Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2015
  • Community of Artists annual show, juried by Jessica Roscio; Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA, 2015
  • Controlled Burn, Hartford Art School MFA Photography Exhibition; Camera Club of New York, New York, NY, 2015
  • Control Burn, MFA thesis group show; Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School University of Hartford, CT, 2014
  • Halfway Pretty, MFA group show; Kominek Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2013
  • LENS 2012, group show, juried by Catherine Edelman; Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL, 2012
  • Portraits, group show, juried by Rodney Smith; Center for Fine Arts Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2010
  • Best Friends Animal Photo Contest, online show, two photographs awarded Honorable Mention, juried by Art Wolfe, 2010
  • Ridgefield Guild of Artists 2nd Annual Camera Works, three photographs selected for group show; juried by Nat Trotman; Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT, 2009
  • INDWelling: Living in a Female Body, group show, juried by Joyce Tenneson; NYC, 2007
  • Spitting Image, solo exhibit; Cecilia Bell Galery, Coker College, Hartsville, SC, 2006
  • Tree in Landscape, group show, Honorable Mention; Panopticon Gallery, Waltham, MA, 2006
  • Members group show, juried by Andy Grundberg; Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA, 2004
  • The Eye and the Hand, two-person alumni show; Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 2002
  • Mentors, solo show; Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester, MA, 2002
  • Just Push Play, Nubar Alexanian critique group show; New England School of Photography, Boston, MA, 2001


  • The Light Under the Door monograph published by Peperoni Books, Berlin, Germany, August 2017

  • SHOTS Magazine no. 134, The Portfolio Issue. Work from the series The Light Under the Door and accompanying interview with Russell Joslin. Minneapolis, MN

  • Spring, Elin, "Shedding Light," What Will You Remember?, online, March 2016
  • Clifford, Eva, "Dreamlike Photographs Tell of the Comforts of Home," Feature Shoot, online, 2015
  • Don't Take Pictures' Photo of the Day column featured artist, online, October 25, 2015
  • Fraction Magazine, Issue 78, featured portfolio from the series The Light Under the Door, online, September 2015
  • Black & White Magazine's IG feed, Instagram work featured, online, September 2015
  • SHOTS Magazine no. 87, Minneapolis, MN, 2005
  • SHOTS Magazine no. 83, Minneapolis, MN, 2004


  • Photography Teacher, The American School in Switzerland, Montagnola, Switzerland. Digital photography course. Summer 2018

  • Photography Teacher, The Taft School, Watertown, CT. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced photography courses in b/w film and digital photography. Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

  • Photography Facilitator for the Showing photography project with Working Assumptions, Spring 2017

  • Workshop Instructor, "The Personal Landscape," New England School of Photography, Boston, MA, Fall 2016
  • Workshop Instructor, "The Personal Portrait," New England School of Photography, Boston, MA, Summer 2016
  • Adjunct Professor, Salem State University, Salem, MA, Fall 2015
  • Photography instructor and resident counselor at The American School in Switzerland, Surrey, England, Summer 1981


  • Graduate critique class in photography at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, 2011
  • Nubar Alexanian critique group, consisting of circa ten professional photographers, all working on personal projects, Boston, MA, 1998-2008
  • Quadtone printing workshop with George DeWolfe, Boston, MA, 2000
  • Master Workshop with Mark Seliger at International Center for Photography, NYC, 1996
  • Master Workshop with Rosalind Solomon at International Center for Photography, NYC, 1992
  • Master Workshop with Alan MacWeeney at Rockport Photographic Workshops, Rockport, ME, 1990
  • Ansel Adams Workshop, Carmel California. Fulll scholarship recipient. Guest photographers: Arnold Newman, John Sexton, and Ruth Bernhardt, 1986


Barron's, Diverse Education, Forbes, Reed Business, Stern Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, United Press International