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 playfully questions the role of practicality and function in reworking everyday materials.
Native to Miami, Florida, Natasha moved to Brooklyn in 2005 where she earned a BFA in Photography and Minor in Art History from Pratt Institute in 2009. She worked in the Photograph Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at Audubon Magazine | National Audubon Society before returning to Pratt in 2012.
In 2014, she received an MFA in Digital Imaging and became a professor of photography in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Pratt. She works as a photographer, retoucher and imaging specialist for fine art, editorial and commercial clients.