Tomanova's first book Young American (2019), featuring a foreword by acclaimed photographer Ryan McGinley, sold out shortly after its publication. Art and fashion magazines overflowed with enthusiasm. Tomanova now presents, with art historian Thomas Beachdel, her second volume on youth in New York City with a foreword by the iconic Kim Gordon. Deftly entwining portraiture and landscape, the photographer expands and recontextualizes the significance and meaning of each. Tomanova shows us a powerful and vital panorama of identities of people and place, and a compelling future free of binary gender models and outmoded definitions of beauty.
MARIE TOMANOVA grew up in Mikulov, Czech Republic. After studying painting, she moved to New York and turned to photography. Her work explores themes of identity, gender, immigration, and memory.