the tisraeli republic.

Where the women are strong, the men are good looking, and the small dogs are above average. All photos © Tara Israel. Contact: tara.israel@me.com

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I have a whole new army of friends and fans who are not privy to my grandpa-ish relationship to social media, technology and communication.  Fear not!  If you just want to check out my work and my most fabulous lifestyle (its not at all fabulous and hardly a lifestyle) follow me here and at @whoistaraisrael on Instagram.

My Instagram is mostly pictures of adventuring with my dog.  You are now both informed and warned.  -Tara

(Photo of Tito Jackson during the test launch of his boat The Boaty Friedan)
Are you dying to hear me talk about the events that led to a commercial fisherman building a mini version of his boat for my dog Tito that I named the Boaty Friedan? Maybe you just want to see some of my photography in person. I gotchu boo. My work is on display at Photoville, a big photo event going on at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5 September 18-28 (click here for hours). Come through to check out popup galleries by artists, publications and the like. It’s free, theres food, beer, fancy lemonade, etc.  Its kid/ dog/ wheelchair/ wifi friendly so pile everything on your rascal scooter and let that freak flag fly, babe.
1) SEE: My work is up in the Narratively container. We are located between the Smorgasburg beer garden and the two story giant Instagram container with two American flag tailgate chairs out front. The container contains (YES) some of our favorite photos from the last two years at Narratively, but features a photo essay I put together last year called The Last Fishermen of Long Island.  My photos are hanging alongside the those of Doug Kuntz, who photographed the Bonac fisher scene 30 years ago and was part of Peter Matthiessen’s 1986 book Men’s Lives. 

2) HEAR: Over the two weekends we at Narratively are responsible for the nightly entertainment in the beer garden! Narratively After Dark will bring you live storytelling, short films and artist talks starting at 7:30 every night and is also free. I will be doing a talk with my buddy Mr. Kuntz Thursday 9/25. We will discuss how we each found our way to the baymen of East Hampton and shit like that. Come grab food from one of the vendors and a drink and watch our work projected on a shipping container with the NYC skyline in the background. Totally not the worst thing I’ve invited you to so lets take a moment to appreciate how far we have come. Beautiful, really.

(Photo of Tito Jackson during the test launch of his boat The Boaty Friedan)

Are you dying to hear me talk about the events that led to a commercial fisherman building a mini version of his boat for my dog Tito that I named the Boaty Friedan? Maybe you just want to see some of my photography in person. I gotchu boo. My work is on display at Photoville, a big photo event going on at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5 September 18-28 (click here for hours). Come through to check out popup galleries by artists, publications and the like. It’s free, theres food, beer, fancy lemonade, etc.  Its kid/ dog/ wheelchair/ wifi friendly so pile everything on your rascal scooter and let that freak flag fly, babe.

1) SEE: My work is up in the Narratively container. We are located between the Smorgasburg beer garden and the two story giant Instagram container with two American flag tailgate chairs out front. The container contains (YES) some of our favorite photos from the last two years at Narratively, but features a photo essay I put together last year called The Last Fishermen of Long Island.  My photos are hanging alongside the those of Doug Kuntz, who photographed the Bonac fisher scene 30 years ago and was part of Peter Matthiessen’s 1986 book Men’s Lives
2) HEAR: Over the two weekends we at Narratively are responsible for the nightly entertainment in the beer garden! Narratively After Dark will bring you live storytelling, short films and artist talks starting at 7:30 every night and is also free. I will be doing a talk with my buddy Mr. Kuntz Thursday 9/25. We will discuss how we each found our way to the baymen of East Hampton and shit like that. Come grab food from one of the vendors and a drink and watch our work projected on a shipping container with the NYC skyline in the background. Totally not the worst thing I’ve invited you to so lets take a moment to appreciate how far we have come. Beautiful, really.
Outtake from my shoot with MTV’s Girl Code cast member Tanisha Long.  Click HERE to read the New York Observer article.

Outtake from my shoot with MTV’s Girl Code cast member Tanisha Long.  Click HERE to read the New York Observer article.

Outtakes from my shoot with MTV’s Girl Code cast member Tanisha Long.  Click HERE to read the New York Observer article.

I recently photographed MTV’s Girl Code cast member Tanisha Long for the New York Observer.  You can read the article about this rising star HERE

I recently photographed MTV’s Girl Code cast member Tanisha Long for the New York Observer.  You can read the article about this rising star HERE

Tonight you can find me at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill!  I will be speaking about my (a)Bonac photos and why I take photos the way I do.  There’s also a story about a drunk Betty Friedan puking all over a table when I worked at a restaurant in high school.

Tonights program:
Katie Baldwin, farmer
Lauren Chattman, food columnist and cookbook author
Glenn Fuhrman, contemporary art collector
Tara Israel, photographer
Nancy Kelley, conservationist
Susan Meisel, food writer, photographer, and chef
Mamoun Nukumanu Friedrich-Grosvenor
Richard Phillips, artist
Christian Scheider, actor and artist
Stephen G. White, painter, sculptor, and collagist

Tonight you can find me at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill!  I will be speaking about my (a)Bonac photos and why I take photos the way I do.  There’s also a story about a drunk Betty Friedan puking all over a table when I worked at a restaurant in high school.


Tonights program:

Katie Baldwin, farmer

Lauren Chattman, food columnist and cookbook author

Glenn Fuhrman, contemporary art collector

Tara Israel, photographer

Nancy Kelley, conservationist

Susan Meisel, food writer, photographer, and chef

Mamoun Nukumanu Friedrich-Grosvenor

Richard Phillips, artist

Christian Scheider, actor and artist

Stephen G. White, painter, sculptor, and collagist

CLICK THROUGH to read my most recent article on Narratively, which is a piece focusing specifically on the fishing community that I have photographed for my (a)Bonac series.  I teamed up with fellow journalist Doug Kuntz who has been working with the community for 30 years and together we present some words and pictures about some of my favorite folks.

CLICK THROUGH to read my most recent article on Narratively, which is a piece focusing specifically on the fishing community that I have photographed for my (a)Bonac series.  I teamed up with fellow journalist Doug Kuntz who has been working with the community for 30 years and together we present some words and pictures about some of my favorite folks.

Station to Station is a project organized by artist Doug Aitken.  The whole happening kicks off on September 6th in NYC, but before the train leaves the station they asked a few fancy folks to contribute their travel photos to the website.  ”Wherever I Am” is a collection of photos and memories from some of my favorite creative people.  I’m also thrilled someone other than me is interested in what makes this fish so sassy.  CLICK HERE to check out the entry.

Station to Station is a project organized by artist Doug Aitken.  The whole happening kicks off on September 6th in NYC, but before the train leaves the station they asked a few fancy folks to contribute their travel photos to the website.  ”Wherever I Am” is a collection of photos and memories from some of my favorite creative people.  I’m also thrilled someone other than me is interested in what makes this fish so sassy.  CLICK HERE to check out the entry.

Click HERE to read and see a story I just published on Narratively about (a)Bonac, the ongoing project I started a few years ago documenting what it means to be from a little town called East Hampton.

Click HERE to read and see a story I just published on Narratively about (a)Bonac, the ongoing project I started a few years ago documenting what it means to be from a little town called East Hampton.

hey buddy.

hey buddy.