Tanyth Berkeley was born in Hollywood, CA. She is best known for her portraits. Her subjects have included transgendered women, buskers and people she met on the subway in New York. She has been included in the Museum of Modern Art, New York's prestigious "New Photography" series of exhibitions (2007 exhibition) as well as exhibitions at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art and two solo gallery exhibitions at Bellwether, New York. Her work has drawn comparisons to Nan Goldin, Diane Arbus, Eugène Atget and Lisette Model.
Berkeley received her MFA from Columbia University in 2004.