Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Phone: +1 (515) 661-9700
Instagram: @zorajmurff


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Zora J Murff is a Visiting 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 photography focuses on how images are used to reinforce social and cultural constructs including race and criminality. 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. In 2018, Zora was selected for the 2019 Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program, named the Daylight Photo Award Winner in 2017, and was also selected as a LensCulture 2017 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. 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.