CURRENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Re-Making The Mark
July 5th –– October 28th
Reception and Discussion: Friday, September 21st, 6:30pm
Desai | Matta Gallery, First Floor
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street (at 11th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Prison Nation, Curated by Aperture Foundation
September 15th, 2018—January 31, 2019
Cleveland Public Library

Transmedia Colloquium Series
October 2nd, 2:15pm-3:45pm
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244

Artist Lecture Series
October 19th
Point Park University
Pittsburg, PA

 

Zora J Murff In Conversation with Andre Bradley
October 18th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Silver Eye Center for Photography
4808 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Art Forum Visiting Aritst Lecture Series
November 14th, 2018, 3:00pm
Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas

Prison Nation, Curated by Aperture Foundation
February 1—April 30, 2019
Southeast Museum of Photography

The Myths and Realities of Artistic Collaboration: A panel discussion between Dave Johnson, Philip Morris, Rana Young, and Zora J Murff
March 7th—10th, 2019
Society for Photographic Education National Conference
Cleveland, Ohio

Prison Nation, Curated by Aperture Foundation
March 23—May 17, 2020
University of Maryland


NEWS

2018

Selected as one of the twelve artists for the 2019 Light Work Artists-in-Residence Program.

At No Point In Between published on Aint-Bad.

At No Point In Between selected for publication in the first Paper-Journal Annual photobook. Other selected photographers include Eleonora Agostini, A Blurry Aftertaste; Rodrigo Sombra, Insular Nights: Invisible Gardens; and Kovi Konowiecki, Borderlands.

Work from At No Point In Between selected for Aint-Bad Issue No. 13

Shortlisted for the 2018 Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship.

Works from Fade Like A Sigh shown as a part of The Best of LensCulture Vol 2. at Cour de l’Archevêché, The Voies Off Festival, Arles, France. 

Invited to jury the Lit List, a competition recognizing and awarding the outstanding work of photographers who are womxn, femmes, trans, non-binary people of color, or otherwise underrepresented artists.

Wins first place Lenscratch Student Prize.

Work included in The Ones We Love's first online exhibitionPortaits

LOST, Omaha is featured on FotoRoom.

An image from Fade Like A Sigh included in TAGTAGTAG's 5x5: "Family Disrupted" by Jon Feinstein. 

Joins the University of Arkansas School of Art as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography.

Invited to jury Omaha Creative Institute's artist grants. 

Images in The New Yorker as a part of a story about wrongfully convicted individuals recently exonerated in Chicago, IL.

An image from Re-Making The Mark selected as the cover of the June issue of The Sun Magazine

Invited to take part in a panel discussion on institutionalized racism at The Union for Contemporary Art with photographer Kris Graves and playwright Denise Chapman.

MFA Thesis Exhibition Re-Making The Mark at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Published a short essay in Epistem Magazine by the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. 

Works from Fade Like A Sigh exhibited at Klompching Gallery for the 2017 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards

A review of Aperture's Prison Nation published by The Nation

Exhibited images from Corrections in the exhibition Prison Nation at Aperture Foundation alongside artists Deborah Luster, Steven Tourlentes, and Nigel Poor.

Delivered a lecture at the National SPE Conference in Philadelphia, PA. 

Spoke with a group of photography students about sustaining long-term projects at the Borough of Manhattan Community College with collaborator Rana Young.

Awarded a 2018 SPE Award for Innovations in Imaging. 

A selection of images from Corrections published in Aperture Issue No. 230, Prison Nation

Second monograph, LOST, Omaha, published by Kris Graves Projects

Named a winner of the Unheard Voices category of the Jacob Johnson Memorial Grants

Collaborated with Rana Young on a series of images for 'Some Days Just Are' curated by Tara Wray for the Huffington Post.

Curated HATCH, an online group exhibition by Photo-Emphasis

 

2017

Corrections shortlisted for the first annual Lucie Photo Book Prize

Fade Like A Sigh featured on Hyperallergic

Images from Fade Like A Sigh published in Aint-Bad Magazine's Issue No. 12: Curator's Choice. 

Images published in the October issue of Harper's Magazine

Participated in a panel discussion with the New York Times at Photoville

Interviewed by Pete Brook for Huck Magazine in an article about photographers looking at the criminal justice system.

Interviewed by Stuart Chittenden on LIVES Radio Show.

Fade Like A Sigh featured on The British Journal of Photography