Tova Katzman is an artist, photographer, and videographer from the U.S. Her work stems from conversations, human connection and movement amidst our increasingly globalized world. After graduating from MassArt in 2015 she worked, traveled and volunteered throughout the states and abroad until receiving a Fulbright fellowship to pursue a project in Panama in 2017. She currently resides between Panama City and Massachusetts.

Tova is readily available as a photography consultant. Her provided services include: photo/video assisting, photo/video editing, archive management, film scanning, retouching, as well as Spanish-English translation. For more information please contact:

ig @tovakatzman


Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 2015

Photography Major

University of Barcelona, Spain, 2014



La Wayaka Current Artist Residency, Panama, 2020 (forthcoming)

Fulbright Art and Research Fellowship, Panama, 2017-18

Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship nominee, 2019

Voices in Action workshop participant, Casa Santa Ana, Panama, 2018, 2019      

Wassaic Artist Residency, selected, 2018 

Paul Tsongas Scholarship Recipient, 2011-2015     

MassArt Photography Foundation Auction Award, 2015

American Visions Award, 2011


La Travesía, Centro Cultural de España, Panama City, Panama, 2019

Si caigo en el Canal, nada, nado”, solo exhibition, Papaya Planet, Panama City, 2018

Nuestros Territorios, curator of kid’s photographs, Sand Diamond Hotel, Colón, Panama, 2018

Abrasión Antropogénica, Art and Science Lab, outside exhibit, Summit Park, Panama, 2017

SERENDIPIA, Art and Science Lab, Museum of Contemporary Art, Panama, 2016

All Visual Boston, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, 2015                                      

Islands on the Edge, Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, MA, 2015

Below the Sky, Above the Clouds, three person show, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA, 2015

30 Under 30, Virginia Weston Besse Gallery, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs, MA, 2015                    

Senior Thesis Show, President’s Gallery, Boston, MA, 2015                                                       

Between Shores: A show on water, (curator) Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA, 2015                              

All School Show, Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA, 2015                                                           

Inter/Face, Gallery South Online Exhibition, 2015                                                               

Back to Dark Silver Gelatin Show, MassArt, Boston, MA, 2015                                                              

On Photography, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, 2015

Away Show, Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA, 2014

Lost Art Show, Greenough Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA, 2014

Featherstone Center for the Arts Solo Exhibition, Oak Bluffs, MA, 2011     


Reading Images:Under the Surface, FundAHrte photography workshop, Panama, 2019

Public Artist Talk, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama,  2019

Contemporary Photography Discussion, Panelist, Museum of Contemporary Art, Panama, 2018

Guided Artist Visit, Papaya Planet Art Space, Panama, 2018


Estudio Nuboso Artist in Focus, online feature, 2019

La Estrella de Panama, featured article, 2018

Thisispaper, editorial feature, 2016               

YET Magazine, editorial feature, 2016                                                                         

Don-Dean blog, interview, 2016   

FotoRoom, feature, 2016                                                                        

Phases Magazine, feature, 2016                                                                          

Paper-Journal, featured article, 2016   

The Latent Image, feature, 2015                                                                                                 

Aint-Bad Magazine, editorial feature, 2015        

MassArt Photography Senior Thesis Catalog, Boston, MA, 2015

Work Experience   

Assistant/translator/video editor for Sharon Harper, Harvard University, Chile, Puerto Rico, 2018-19

Assistant Director of Photography, Negre Macha, Mestizo Cinema, Panama, 2019

Photographer/Videographer, Centro Cultural de España, Panama, 2019

Volunteer Photographer, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, 2018, 2019

Production Assistant, Upworthy Ancestry MiniDoc, Fresh TV, Massachusetts, 2019

Event Photographer, Galería ArteConsult, Panama, 2019

Primary photographer, Festival de la Memoria, Panama, 2019

Primary Photographer, Estudio Nuboso Art and Science Lab, Panama, 2019, 2017, 2015

Photography/studio assistant to Rose Marie Cromwell, Panama/Miami, 2019

Photography/research assistant to Katherine Zien, Panama, 2019

Studio Assistant to Sandra Eleta, Panama, 2019

Photography assistant to Jordi Ruiz Cirera, Gamboa, Panama, 2018

Behind the scenes videographer, Crush Dance Project, Espacio Creativo, Panama City, 2018

Behind the scenes photographer, Plaza Catedral, directed by Abner Benaim, Panama City, 2018

Photo/art workshop teacher, Cambio Creativo, Buena Vista, Panama, 2018                           

Volunteer Photographer, Museo del Ciudad, Panama, 2017        

Photography assistant to Dina Litovsky, 2017                                                                                   

Freelance Photographer, Martha's Vineyard Gazette, 2010-2017                                       

Freelance Photographer, Martha's Vineyard Magazine, 2016-2017

Freelance Photographer, Edible Vineyard Magazine, 2010-2016   

Photographer, Finca Jihuay, Atiquipa, Peru, 2016

Photographer, Immersion School, Medellin, Colombia, 2015

Photo Intern, Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, 2015                                                                     

Teaching Assistant to Irina Rozovsky, Massart, 2015

Digital Lab Monitor, MassArt, 2015

Photographer, The Urge To Create, interview book project, Martha's Vineyard, 2013-15               

Photography Assistant to Kelley Debettencourt, 2011-2016                                                 

Photo Editor, Martha's Vineyard Arts&Ideas Magazine, 2011