Natasha Otrakji (b. October 2, 1987) is a Lebanese-American visual artist based in New York. Her work, particularly an ongoing project The Collector’s Edition, involves collecting and combining objects and images associated with daily rituals. Natasha is interested in how we construct and perceive our environments, drawing relationships from different places and cultures. Through photographs, sculptural assemblages, installation and animated GIFs, she questions the role of practicality and function in reworking everyday materials.
Native to Miami, Florida, Natasha moved to Brooklyn in 2005 where she received a BFA in Photography and Minor in Art History in 2009 and MFA in Digital Imaging in 2014 from Pratt Institute. She then became a professor of photography in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Pratt and currently teaches at CUNY LaGuardia. She works as a photographer, retoucher and imaging specialist for fine art, editorial and commercial clients.