Tamara Cedré was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Central Florida. She studied at the University of Florida where she received BFAs in Photography and Graphic Design. Shortly after, she was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation fellowship to study under Rineke Dijkstra at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Tamara completed her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art where her studio research tested photography as a personal, political tool of documentation. Her photographs, video and filmic installations have been exhibited across the country and featured in publications on the web. Her recent work mines historical and personal archives that articulate diasporic identity shaped by the colonial status of her family's homeland of Puerto Rico. This Fall, her work will be featured in Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography's exhibition and curated publication, Take the Picture: Capture, Collect, Archive, Photograph and the academic journal Transforming Anthropology by Harvard University Press. She currently teaches photography in Southern California and spends her summers on the island.