ANIMALS ARE THE NEW CELEBS
Tanya Braganti’s all-seeing-eye brings nature’s elusive and clandestine creatures into the limelight. Certain animals, like paparazzi-hungry celebrities, seek out her gaze, and others offer her, and us, just a flicker of connection that holds the infinite and inestimable. Unlike classic paparazzi shots, such
as the infamous portraits of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Ron Galela, Braganti leaves her subjects unharmed and their natural environments intact. 10% of sales benefit the World Wildlife Federation.
“If I had my way, I would just ‘firefly’ around, interacting with people’s lives and trying to capture their essence, or a holy piece of themselves they want to share. It’s a natural feeling and fueled by the thrust that every moment is precious. It still seems like complete magic that we are able to stop a moment and keep it” —Tanya Braganti
A career photographer hailing originally from Marblehead, Massachusetts. Braganti spent 21 years photographing in New York City. Her photojournalistic work has been published by The Guggenheim Museum, Taschen, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News, The New York Times Magazine, Rhino Records, Rykodisc, and Time Out. Braganti’s portrait of singer Emmylou Harris was recently included in her Country Music Hall of Fame retrospective exhibition.
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
We are committed to social justice dialogues and promoting historically underrepresented artists: Women; First Peoples; People of Color, and all contemporary artworld refugees. MACHAMUX builds a bullhorn for the ARTIST-AS-CITIZEN. The gallery’s name is inspired by the First Nation of MACHAMUX — aboriginal inhabitants of the area where the gallery now stands in Westport, Connecticut. MACHAMUX — according to lore — translates to ‘‘The Promised Land’’ A portion of each sale benefits a nature sanctuary next to the gallery.
MACHAMUX is located in a converted 1954 suburban living room
near the sea in Westport Connecticut — 44 miles from NYC — and
on the internet.
Konrad von Tzefenblas
(203) 255 2749