Tana Reiff, Author-Photographer

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With my work in the Print Gallery at
Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 2018

Author/Photographer, Signs of Lancaster County: A Photographic Tour of Amish Country (Schiffer Publishing)
Author, Hopes and Dreams Series (11 titles, Pro Lingua Associates)
Author, Pathfinders Series (9 titles, Grass Roots Press)
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The signs book

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for any quantity

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New images posted daily

3 ways to order photographs

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"Rural Architecture"
1 Select framed or unframed prints on paper, canvas, metal, acrylic, or wood as well as cards, throw pillows, shower curtains, cards, bags, mugs, and all kinds of cool stuff in Shop Photo Prints. Pull down Collections > All to see images arranged in categories.
2 See what's in stock now. 
3 Thinking about wall art for your home, office, or commercial space? Signed canvas gallery wraps are available directly from me. Please contact me to request a custom catalog. See Photos in Context for examples of installed work.

Fog and Light Series Currently in stock as 8x12 matted prints, fit standard 11"x14" frames, $40 ea. US shipping included or $100 for the set of 4.
Email tana@tanareiff.com to reserve. For other sizes and media, order at Shop Photo Prints in the Rural Love Collection.

One show in the Lancaster area this holiday season

Strasburg Heritage Society’s Holiday Market
Saturday, December 1
9:30AM - 3PM
First Presbyterian Church
101 S. Decatur St., Strasburg

This is part of the Holiday Home Tour but admission to the market is free.

Come and see:
  • A few canvas gallery wraps as samples for orders that will arrive in time for Christmas. 20% discount on in-stock canvases.
  • Matted prints on archival paper in various sizes. New this year: 4”x9” (a very interesting format). Twofer pricing on all.
  • Signs of Lancaster County book ($19.95, FREE signing) and poster ($10 - FREE poster with book purchase)
  • Notecards
If you can’t make it to the show but would like to order anything, please click on Shop Photo Prints. (Click on ALL under Collections so you can see the images in categories.) You can order all kinds of things online — Prints on paper, metal, acrylic, wood, framed or unframed. Home Decor and Lifestyle items from shower curtains to duvet covers to mugs to yoga mats. Order canvas gallery wraps directly from me if you want a signed certificate, hard back, and choice of edge color. Just let me know what you like and we’ll work it out.

Hope to see you in Strasburg or hear from you otherwise!
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Now Showing at Bellefonte Art Museum's Photography Gallery through November

See a selected array of my photographs on exhibit during the month of November in a group show at Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County. Opening Reception Sunday, November 4. Show closes Sunday, November 25. This is a terrific little museum in the heart of beautiful Centre County, Pennsylvania. My pieces include framed prints, canvas wraps, and matted prints.
"Cow in Fog at Sunrise" - 8"x12" framed print $125

"Mules Unhitching" - 10"x20" canvas gallery wrap $125
Hay Bales in Spring" - 12"x18"" canvas gallery wrap $125
"Two Windows" - 8"x12" framed print $125

"Cove Point Lighthouse" - 5"x7" framed print $75

"Purple Waterlily Aglow" - 10"x10" canvas gallery wrap $85

"Musical Hay Bales" - 10"x20" canvas gallery wrap $125

"Wildflower Triptych" - 4"x10" framed print $65

Plus, a limited selection of 8"x10" and 8"x12" archival matted prints

Photo shower curtain?! Yes!

Two recent orders of my photographs have been, surprisingly, for shower curtains. I am not thinking of shower curtains when I'm out taking pictures, but I think this is a very cool idea! Here is what they look like. The first two are actual fulfilled orders. Try out shower curtains, other home decor items, and all kinds of prints at the Shop Photo Prints tab.
"Chester County in the Snow" - ordered as a shower curtain
"Chopin Nocturne Part 2" - ordered as a shower curtain "River Ripples 5" - pictured as a shower curtain
"Between Earth and Sky" - pictured as a shower curtain
"Queen Anne's Lace in Waiting" - pictured as a shower curtain "Brilliant Canopy" - pictured as a shower curtain "Misty Trees" - pictured as a shower curtain
"Treescape" - pictured as a shower curtain

Expanded Visions: Summer Arts Festival photography exhibit at Ware Center
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My photograph entitled "Prince Street Garage" was part of "Expanded Visions," the Lancaster Summer Arts Festival's juried photography show,  at the Ware Center in downtown Lancaster. It was an honor to be part of this impressive exhibit. The framed 8x12 print did not sell and is available from me for $100. The photo was shot from inside the Prince Street Garage, overlooking Pour (Craft Food and Drinks).

SIGNS: a group photography exhibit at CityFolk Gallery

Nine of my images were part of this group show at the "magical emporium" CityFolk Gallery, 146 N. Prince Street on Gallery Row in Lancaster. Some of the 8"x10" unmatted prints are now available from me. They come with a signed certificate of authenticity. Other sizes and media of these and my other signs are also available.

I took "Windy Day in Yorkshire, 1976"  at the lock in Bingley, Yorkshire, England while taking a photography course in 1976. 
Processed it myself in the darkroom.

New Hopes and Dreams book tells story of Syrian refugees in America

My latest book, recently released by Pro Lingua Associates, treats a hot topic, Muslims in America, objectively and fairly through fiction. The book, called Amala’s Hope, is the eleventh in the Hopes and Dreams series. It is historical fiction at an easy reading level, aimed at learners of the English language as well as anyone of any age at a basic reading level (approx. grade 2), including adult literacy learners. It is the first ALL NEW book since the original series. The story reflects real contemporary events, told through composite characters based on Syrian refugees and people assisting them that I interviewed or read about. It is a realistic account of a true-to-life family’s experiences escaping the civil war in Syria and resettling in a small Texas city. Their reactions to a mosque burning, Hurricane Harvey, adjusting to a co-ed school, and the gracious support from resettlement volunteers, is heartbreaking, heartwarming, and hopeful.

Working on Amala's Hope has been a rich experience for me. For more information on the new book and the ten others in the series, along with free teacher resources, please visit www.prolinguaassociates.

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Second place prize in Discover Lancaster Photography Contest

"Buggy on the Crest" won the second-place prize in the 2017 Discover Lancaster Photography contest. A cropped version of the photograph was featured in their 2018 visitor's guide. Here is the (reduced) uncropped image. It is available for purchase from Shop Photo Prints. Signed canvas gallery wraps with signed certificate of authenticity are available directly from me.

Signed copies available

Signs of Lancaster County: A Photographic Tour of Amish Country by Tana Reiff
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Signs of Lancaster County book
This journey through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, captures a glimpse of Amish Country through 240 color photographs of unique signs in their natural settings. The signs and graphics of official markers, one-room schoolhouses, roadside stands, cottage industries, local trades, and many more tell the story of this special place. Zero in on the signage of one farm or one road, as well as the seasonal delights of summer and fall. See the many ways the area supports horses and the transportation and agriculture that rely on them. Join the photographer on a scenic adventure through back roads, expansive farmland, and quaint villages, with informative and entertaining anecdotes along the way. You’ll discover new details every time you page through this extraordinary picture book. It’s a tour of Amish country like none other. For armchair tourists, sign buffs, and photography fans alike.

And here's a short book trailer on YouTube

“This delightful book offers a creative and unparalleled view of Amish culture, business, and folk art. You won't be able to set it aside until the last page.”
Donald B. Kraybill. Author, The Riddle of Amish Culture

“The signs are a true treasure and living relic of life here in Lancaster. This book is a fabulous visual introduction and tempts us to drive beyond the main thoroughfares and back into real Amish country … obviously created with great respect and love for Lancaster.” Mary Haverstick, Filmmaker and founder of RespectAmish.org

“A beautiful and insightful visual exploration of Lancaster County. The signs throughout our countryside say a great deal literally, but even more about the cultural aspects that lie behind them. Tana has brought those backstories to the fore through a wonderful blend of vibrant images and graceful writing.” Kathleen K. Frankford, President, Discover Lancaster

inders is easy, engaging reading

Pathfinders is a series of nine chapter books at below 2.0 reading level, published by Grass Roots Press of Edmonton, Alberta. These are brand-new  editions of titles from the long-popular LifeTimes and WorkTales series, both now out of print. Grass Roots Press (along its president, Dr. Pat Campbell) has an international reputation for publishing high-quality resources for adult basic education and English as a Second Language communities. They have been a joy to work with.

Getting comfortable with writing

Writing Me! A first writing course for adults is a great way for adults of all ages to ease into the writing process.

Good writing is having something to say and saying it well. Starting out, we write best about what we know best, so what better to write about than oneself? In this engaging course, we get our feet wet through 14 simple writing activities, along with free journaling and self- and peer evaluation, all the while learning about sound writing practices. I first wrote Writing Me! in graduate school many years ago. It was subsequently published by New Readers Press. When it went out of print, I revised and republished it.

About the cover photo: I shot the cover photo by the author at Lake Lacawac in the Pocono Mountains, the southernmost glacial lake in the hemisphere that has been preserved in pristine condition totally free from development or encroachment. Lake Lacawac was declared a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1966.