Tabitha Soren is an American fine art photographer and former reporter for MTV News, ABC News, and NBC News.
Tabitha Soren Age
She was born on August 19, 1967 in San Antonio, Texas, United States.
Tabitha Soren Husband
Soren married her husband, author Michael Lewis in 1997. She is the third wife of Lewis after his previous two marriages ended.
Tabitha Soren Children
With her husband, they have three children Quinn Tallulah, Dixie, and Walker Jack. On May 25, 2021, her daughter Dixie was involved in a head-on collision with a semi-truck near Truckee, California. Dixie was pronounced dead at the scene. At the time of her death, she was aged 19.
Tabitha Soren Career
When she was in college (NYU) at the age of 19 she featured in the 1987 music video for “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)” by the Beastie Boys. At 23, she was the face of MTV’s Choose or Lose campaign, which focused on encouraging young adults to vote. The campaign received a Peabody Award in May 1992. She interviewed Hillary Clinton, Anita Hill, and Yasser Arafat, among others. She had short roles in the films The Cable Guy and Contact as herself. Clips of her interviews with Tupac Shakur were included in the 2003 documentary film Tupac: Resurrection. After working in television news, she spent a year studying art and photography at Stanford University.
Over time, her projects have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Canteen, Vanity Fair, McSweeney’s, Sports Illustrated, and New York, among others. Public collections include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, the New Orleans Museum of Art, Pier 24 Photography, Transformer Station in Ohio, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in Louisiana. In 2012, her show Running featured at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. A three-year-long project shot in 15 states, as well as in Mexico and Canada, Running featured dramatically lit, isolated individuals running in everyday settings.
In 2015, her exhibition Fantasy Life debuted at the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles and traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area. The exhibition showcased images of 21 baseball players selected for the Oakland A’s 2002 draft class, whom Soren followed for thirteen years until they were out of baseball. Later that same year, Soren exhibited Panic Beach, a photographic series of rugged, powerful waves along coastlines all over the world. In 2017, the Aperture Foundation published a selection of Soren’s Fantasy Life photographs, with text by Dave Eggers. The book was released just prior to a major exhibition at San Francisco City Hall also titled Fantasy Life, which displayed over 180 of Soren’s images. Also in the summer of 2017, EUQINOMprojects in San Francisco exhibited work from the Surface Tension series, in which all images were photographed using 8 x 10 sheets of film. The gallery also showcases photographs from her project, As Far As You Know.