Zora J Murff is a MFA Candidate in Studio Art at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Zora attended the University of Iowa where he studied Photography and holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University. Combining his education in human services and art, Zora's photography focuses on race, identity, and how images are used to reinforce sociocultural constructs. His work has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and featured online including The British Journal of Photography and Wired Magazine's Raw File. His work has also been published in Aperture Magazine, The New Yorker, VICE Magazine, and The New York Times. In 2017, Zora was named the Daylight Photo Award Winner and was also selected with the collaborative partner, Rana Young, as a LensCulture 2017 Top 50 Emerging Talent. 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. Both Books are available for purchase through the links below.
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.