Tiffiney Yazzie grew up in Chinle, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. She is from the Yucca Fruit-Strung-Out-In-A-Line Clan and is born for the Salt People Clan. She recently received her BFA in Photography and BA in Art History from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Tiffiney’s work focuses on the unique and complex systems connected to our existence.
Tiffiney’s large-scale portraits of her mother, Rosita, serves as an exploration of the bond the two have as well the matriarchal element that runs through many Native American tribes. Yazzie’s photographs have been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions locally and nationally. Yazzie’s images are currently showing at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, NM and at Legends Santa Fe, in Santa Fe, NM. Tiffiney currently lives and works in Tempe, Arizona.