Tara Israel

Tara Israel, Narratively’s contributing photo editor, was born and raised among the local fishermen and seasonal Manhattanites of East Hampton and currently resides in New York City.

Stories By Tara Israel

Editors’ Picks: Narratively’s All-Time Best Deep Dives

As we celebrate our five-year anniversary, enjoy our team's favorite longform stories—those compelling, heavily researched monoliths we've become known for.


A Girl and Her (Extremely Patient and Unnaturally Photogenic) Best Friend


The Last Fishermen of Long Island

Phantoms of the Hamptons

In one of New York State’s oldest settlements, a quirky town crier and his shy Wiccan wife revel in sharing three hundred years’ worth of macabre local lore.

Melissa Carroll’s Technicolor Dream

A life-changing diagnosis and three years of suffering yield an unexpected fountain of inspiration for one young Brooklyn artist.

Living with Lupus

The intense physical pain of Lupus is overshadowed only by the frustration of dealing with a disease no one seems to understand.

I’m Not From the Hamptons

Stories about growing up in the Hamptons, but not, like, "The Hamptons."


This Ain’t the Hamptons—This is Bonac


On the Road Again