Allie Tsubota (she/hers) is a photographer exploring intersections of race, visuality, and the formation of historical memory. Her projects join large-format photography, video, photographic and filmic archives, and text to examine the role of photographic spectatorship across racialized space and collapsed historical time. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design in 2022.

MFA, Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, 2022
BFA, Dance, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 2014
BA, Environmental Studies, New York University, 2014

Honors & Awards
Runner-Up, Snider Prize, Museum of Contemporary Photography, 2022
Shortlist, Aperture Portfolio Prize, 2022
Shortlist, Magnum Foundation Counter Histories Award, 2022
Silver List, Silver Eye, 2022
Photo Fund Award, Aperture and Google's Creator Labs, 2021
Student Prize First Place, Lenscratch, 2021
Artist Award, Center for Photographic Art, 2021
Henry Wolf Award for Photographic Excellence, Rhode Island School of Design, 2021
Graduate Commons Award, Rhode Island School of Design, 2021; 2022
Critical Mass Top 200 and Merit-Based Scholarship, Photolucida, 2021
Shortlist, Fine Art Award, ChromaLuxe X Lucie Foundation, 2021

Dead Letter Room (solo), TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image, Philadelphia, PA, 2023 (upcoming)
All Texts About Love, Microscope Gallery, New York, NY, 2022
New Contemporaries, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI, 2022
RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI, 2022
Grant Recipients Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, 2022
The Curated Fridge Autumn Show, virtual group exhibition, 2021

ARCUS Project Ibaraki Artist Residency, Japan, 2022

Public Talks
Panel, Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Boston, MA, 2023
Artist Talk, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima, Japan, 2022
PechaKucha, Society for Photographic Education Virtual Conference, 2022
Artist Talk, Center for Photographic Art, CA, 2022

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