Talisman Brolin is a portrait and documentary photographer, born and bred in New York City. She comes from a family of artists, writers and educators. After studying Cultural Anthropology at Brown University she started as a photojournalist (NYDN + NY Times). She now applies her "candidly curated" aesthetic to her personal, commercial and editorial clients.

Fine Art Print pricing available upon request.

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TalismanPHOTO Living

TalismanPHOTO Living showcases Talisman's family lifestyle portfolio. These shoots are available for both private and commercial commissions.

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Talisman's photography is repeatedly recognized by Photo District News, International Photography Awards, APA Photo Awards and The New York Press Photographer's Association.

Permanent Collections

Talisman's work from Cuba was selected by Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, to be a part of the Foundation's permanent collection.


The ELM Project—formerly known as Camp AmeriKids—helps children infected/affected by HIV, AIDS and Sickle Cell Disease by providing them with a free summer camp as well as mentorship opportunities. Talisman has been a volunteer counselor and photographer every summer since 2011.