Location: Fayetteville, AR
Instagram: @zorajmurff


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Zora J Murff is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Arkansas. Zora received his MFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University. Combining his education in human services and art, Zora’s work explores how photography is intertwined with social and cultural constructs. His work has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and featured online including Aperture MagazineThe New YorkerVICE MagazineThe British Journal of Photography, and The New York Times. Zora was named a 2019 Aperture Portfolio Prize finalist, an honoree for PDN’s 30: New & Emerging Photographers to Watch, was selected for the 2019 Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program, named the Daylight Photo Award Winner, and was also selected as a LensCulture Top 50 Emerging Talent with his collaborative partner Rana Young. Zora's first monograph, Corrections, was published by Aint-Bad Editions in 2015 and his second monograph, LOST, Omaha, was published by Kris Graves Projects in 2018.

Zora is also a co-curator of Strange Fire Collective with Jess T. Dugan, Hamidah Glasgow, and Rafael Soldi. To find out more please visit their website.