Tanya Leyva


Photograph by Gabbi Hnizdo.

Photograph by Gabbi Hnizdo.


Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Tanya has breathed and absorbed diversity. She infused all her work with what she see’s and feels on a daily bases. The beauty in others, in their movement, in their clothing, and their stories has taught her to capture the essence of things and not their surface. She focuses on creative portraiture, experimental ideas and all the grey areas in between.

Her Mexican-American upbringing by two Mexican immigrants has given her infinite drive and passion. Every accomplishment was possible because of them, she dedicates her life and career to both of them. Que Viva La Raza!