Tara Bradford is an American living la vie Parisienne since 2001. Currently she is putting finishing touches on a novel and working on two photography books. A former newspaper and television reporter and Middle East correspondent, Bradford is a writer, poet, photographer and author of the Paris Parfait weblog. Her photographs appear in the 2008 edition of the Blue Guides book "Art/ shop/ eat Paris." Her photographs also appear in The English Home magazine and on the cover of It's for Your Benefit magazine in Alberta, Canada, as well as Chez les filles, Paris.
In 2008, Paris Parfait was the focus of study for two courses at universities in Georgia and Arizona. Paris Parfait has been featured in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Albuquerque Journal, Crooks and Liars political blog, 52 Projects, CNN.com, Univision.com, Redroom.com and Open Salon, as well as numerous other websites. Paris Parfait was featured in the Women, Power and Politics online exhibition at the International Museum of Women in San Francisco.
In 2007, Paris Parfait was a Share the Love Blog Awards winner and was nominated as Best Political Blog in the 2008 Blogger's Choice Awards. In 2008, Paris Parfait was named one of Blog.com's Ten Best Blogs for Francophiles.
All photographs by Tara Bradford were taken with a Sony DSLR-A900, a Sony A350, a Nikon D80 or a Konica-Minolta Dimage.
Bradford closely follows politics and human rights issues, particularly in the US, Europe and the Middle East and is optimistic about changes underway since the election of Barack Obama.
Bradford enjoys searching for antiques and collectibles in brocantes and flea markets of France, England and Spain. She has been known to sell the occasional treasure, for want of space in her bijoux Paris apartment (and to make room for her next discovery).
Bradford has lived in New York, San Francisco, Santa Fe, London, Paris and Amman, Jordan. She has studied Spanish in Seville, Spain.
Self-portrait April 1, 2008 Paris. Front-page photos, WWII landing beach, Pont du Hoc, Normandy, France by Tara Bradford and beach at Vancouver, B.C. by Madelyn Mulvaney. About page banner art by Vanessa Valencia. Unless otherwise indicated, all text and photos © Tara Bradford.