“Rooted”, 2014, 36”x36”, edition of 5, Encaustic mixed-media photograph



I was born a Southerner, but I don’t have a Southern heart. I have been around the world and with reluctant acceptance I have returned and will stay.

There is beauty, stability, and comfort here, and so I will call it home. But there is also a history that weighs on my soul and creates a restlessness that stays with me, suffocates me, here.

Tobia Makover is a fine art photographer and mixed media artist whose work creates intrigue through timeless and emotive imagery. Tobia has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England; Les Ateliers de L’Image in St. Remy, France; PH-Neutro in Verona, Italy; the Griffin Museum in Boston, MA; AIPAD in New York, and SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, GA. Her work is also included in the permanent collections of SCAD Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans; LA. She received her MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design and her BA in Sociology and Communications from the American University in Washington, D.C.

Tobia lives in Savannah, Georgia with her husband and two children.