Tamara Lackey is a renowned professional photographer, speaker, author and show host. She is also a Nikon USA Ambassador, speaking on behalf of Nikon at a variety of shows and conventions. Tamara was also selected as one of two photographers from around the world to speak on stage, and present her work, as part of the Nikon Global Launch Event in Tokyo, introducing a new line of ground-breaking mirrorless camera systems.
Tamara is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Beautiful Together, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on connecting animals in need of refuge with children living in underserved communities. Founded in 2014, Beautiful Together is currently building out 83 acres of property in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to house an animal sanctuary and to host local youth programs, while continuing their work in Ethiopia, as well.
Tamara speaks at quite a range of programs, seminars, and conventions, delivering presentations at Google, Disney and CES and speaking at Harvard Law School on the power of photography to create real change.
Tamara leads a wide variety of photography adventure workshops around the world and is the author of nine books. Her books have been translated into a number of languages and Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography™ won the Booklist Editors’ Choice Award in multi media. Her latest published book is The Posing Playbook.
Tamara has co-produced and hosted multiple live broadcasts for creativeLIVE and other livecast media, and she also hosted her popular web series, The reDefine Show, for seven years. Her newest TV show, Chasing Frames, focuses on capturing experiences and adventures through photography and is broadcast on PBS North Carolina and PBS.org.
Tamara and her husband are the co-owners of Coco Bistro & Bar, a popular plant-based eatery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She and her husband, children and their active cadre of pets live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.