Tarina is a Panamanian documentary photographer based in Panama City, Panama. She studied photography in Italy and later worked as a photojournalist in New Orleans. In 2005 was accepted for the Documentary and photojournalism one-year program at the International Center of Photography in New York, where she applied to participate in the scholarship program granted by the New York Times Foundation and selected for the said benefit. In 2016 was honored to be the winner of the IPEL Photography Prize and second prize in the Roberto Lewis Contest of the National Institute of Culture 2014.
After years abroad, she returned to Panama and focused on photographing the rituals of the daily expression of her country, with its urban landscapes and rural background. Carried out various projects; Among them stands out Coffee World and Panama Rural.
Since 2017 she has been a member of Women Photograph, a non-profit to elevate the voices of women and non-binary visual journalists, and a member of Diversify Photo, a community of BIPOC and non-western photographers, editors, and visual producers. Currently, she is part of The Journal Collective, a visual project with 400 plus women photographers from around the world documenting their lives during this 2020 pandemic. She has recently founded La Junta Collective from Panama, born out of the lack of representation that women photographers receive, with the goal to expand and strengthen their community with virtual spaces to meet, exchange ideas, and showcase their work.