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Tanya Zani was born and raised in Rochester, NY, where she was exposed to photography from an early age. After spending most of her teenage years in various darkrooms, she moved to San Francisco in 1994 to complete her B.F.A. She then moved to Florence, Italy, indefinitely with a suitcase, her camera, and 50 rolls of film to document her stay. Returning to the dot-com boom in S.F. in 1999 she pursued a successful career in graphic design until rediscovering her passion for photography—at which point she completed two internships with Dwell Magazine and the photographer Todd Hido, respectively. Her clients have included: American Craft Magazine, The Wire Magazine, and Dwell Magazine. Tanya currently lives in Upstate NY where she works peacefully on her fine-art photography and freelance graphic-design projects.