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 (12 titles, Pro Lingua Associates)
Author, Pathfinders Series (9 titles, Grass Roots Press)
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The signs book

$19.99 + PA sales tax + $5 flat shipping
for any quantity
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.

New note card sets now available

If anyone would like note cards featuring photographs by yours truly, I'd be happy to send them to you. $15 + PA sales tax + shipping = $20. Sets are Lancaster County and Wildflowers Magnified, 8 different cards in each boxed set. Email me at tana@tanareiff.com to arrange payment.

Boulder Wall series shines on metallic paper

I've been experimenting with printing on metallic paper mounted on black gatorboard and LOVING the results. The Water Art collection (Shop Photo Prints) works well but you have to order them directly from me, as metallic paper is not available through my Fine Art America site. Please email me at tana@tanareiff.com for pricing. Your inquiry implies no obligation to purchase.
Boulder Wall: Dylan
8x12 metallic paper on 1/2" gatorboard

Now available - inquire at tana@tanareiff.com
Boulder Wall: Goya & Van Gogh
8x12 metallic paper on 1/2" gatorboard
Now available - inquire at tana@tanareiff.com
Boulder Wall: Frida Kahlo
8x12 metallic paper on 1/2" gatorboard
Now available - inquire at tana@tanareiff.com
Boulder Wall: Van Gogh
8x12 metallic paper on 1/2" gatorboard
Now available - inquire at tana@tanareiff.com

NEW BOOK: Heartbreaking story of refugees from El Salvador told in 'Neighbors'

My latest book, Neighbors, follows the story of Salvadoran refugees over 38 years. It begins with the civil war in El Salvador in 1980 and runs through a series of events up through revocation of Temporary Protected Status and family separation at the southern border in 2018.  It is historical fiction 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.

Neighbors is based on my book Who Is My Neighbor? which was published in 1993. The new edition continues where that story left off. The story reflects real  events and experiences, told through fictional composite characters. Some of the situations are rough but realistic, such as the part about MS-13 gangs. Interspersed are heartwarming scenes of love, reunion, and hope.

Neighbors is book #12 in the Hopes and Dreams series of immigrant stories. For more information on Hopes and Dreams, along with free teacher resources, please visit www.prolinguaassociates.

Introducing new Water Art collection

Water fascinates me to no end, and I know I'm not alone in that sentiment. So I put together a new collection of my favorite water images. They are enhanced by reflections of the trees above a river or a sunset spilling across a surf.  I have been printing some of these photographs on mounted metallic paper for my own home, especially bathrooms. Metallic paper printing is available only directly through me, but you can choose to print on other high-quality papers, metal, or acrylic through the Shop Photo Prints site. The Water Art images also would make amazing shower curtains, throw pillows, and other home decor items. Take a look for yourself: Shop Photo Prints, set Collections to All, and then select the Water Art collection. Here are a few samples from the collection.

Need a new yoga mat?

Need a new yoga mat? I just uploaded two photos, either of which would be perfect on a calming yoga mat. Of course, they would be lovely prints too. These are two views, same time, same field, that I've returned to over and over. Click on Shop Photo Prints to see what's available.

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 "Dream Field"
 "Lavender Crest"

Discover Lancaster's 2019 visitors guide includes one of my photos

My photograph, originally titled "Krazy Kornfield," appears in the 2019 Discover Lancaster Getaway Guide, p.43. View it online or order your free copy at  https://www.discoverlancaster.com/travel-tools/order-enews.asp

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Fog and Light Series Currently in stock as 8x12 matted prints, fit standard 11"x14" frames, $25 ea.  At the two-fer price, that's $90 for the set of 4.
US shipping included. Email tana@tanareiff.com to reserve. For other sizes and media, order at Shop Photo Prints in the Soothing Rural Landscapes collection. I also have Fog and Light #4 framed for $150. Contact me to see it.

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 examples here are trees but there are many other possibilities! Try out shower curtains, other home decor items, and all kinds of prints at the Shop Photo Prints tab, above.
"River Ripples 5" - 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

Copyright Tana Reiff. All rights reserved.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

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.