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Thu, Nov 4, 2021,7 Silver Eye Center for Photography
4808 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224


Radial Survey Vol. II Opening Gala & Symposium

Join us for the opening celebration of Radial Survey Vol. 2, our biennial exhibition that explores the state of photography in the 300 mile radius surrounding Pittsburgh. The Radial Survey Gala is a chance to meet the artists in the exhibition, pick up the exhibition catalog, and eat and drink with our regions art and photo community.

This gala is a fun first look at the work from our region that is shaping the future of contemporary photography for years to come. Make sure you save the date November 4, 2021, tickets will go on sale this summer!

The Radial Survey Symposium will be held at Silver Eye on November 5th and 6th. Join artists from the exhibition and scholars from around the region for two days of conversations on the exhibition's work and the survey’s broader implications. Registration will open later this summer, make sure you're signed up for our mailing list to be be notified.

Participating Artists

  1. Nadiya I. Nacorda is a Blasian artist currently living and working in Syracuse, NY. Her work draws heavily from notions of intimacy, affection, displacement, secrecy and generational trauma. She is an MFA candidate at Syracuse University and has exhibited at Candela Books +Gallery the Midwest Center for Photography among other spaces.

  2. Jay Simple is a visual artist originally from Philadelphia but is migratory like his ancestors between Virginia and New York, currently residing in Virginia. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at Longwood University and founder of The Photographers Green Book, a resource for inclusion, equity, and diversity within the photographic medium.Working through photography and a variety of mediums, Simple examines historical and contemporary effects of colonialism and white-centric ideology within the context of the United States.

    He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, a Master of Liberal Art from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design.

  3. Ryan Arthurs He received his MFA  from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Ryan was a visiting professor at Carleton College, and was a photography teaching assistant at Harvard University. He was a printmaking Artist-In-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado and The Bothy Project, Isle of Eigg in Scotland. 

    In 2020 Arthurs founded Rivalry Projects and serves as Director and Curator. Rivalry is founded on his competing motivations as an artist and curator to create an arts space that can function as both a site of exhibition and production of contemporary art. 

  4. Njaimeh Njie is a photographer, filmmaker, and multimedia producer. In her practice, Njie uses the built environment as means of exploring how the past has shaped contemporary life. Her work has been exhibited at spaces including the Carnegie Museum of Art and Pittsburgh International Airport, and she has presented at venues including TEDxPittsburghWomen, and Harvard University.

    Njie was named the 2019 Visual Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh City Paper, and the 2018 Emerging Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. She earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies in 2010 from Washington University in St. Louis.

  5. Anique Jordan is an artist, writer and curator who looks to answer the question of possibility in everything she creates. Jordan has lectured on her artistic and community engaged curatorial practice as a 2017 Canada Seminar speaker at Harvard University and in numerous institutions across the Americas. As an artist, she has exhibited in galleries such as Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), Art Gallery of Guelph, Doris McCarthy Gallery, the Wedge Collection, Art Gallery of Windsor, Gallery 44, and Y+ Contemporary.

    She has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships and i was the 2018-19 Artist-in-Residence at Osgoode Hall Law School and the most recent recipient of the Hnatyshyn Emerging Artist award. 

  6. Nakeya Brown was born in Santa Maria, California in 1988. She received her Bachelor of Art from Rutgers University and her Master of Fine Arts from The George Washington University. Her work has been featured nationally in recent solo exhibitions at the Catherine Eldman Gallery (Chicago, IL, 2017), the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI, 2017), the Hamiltonian Gallery (Washington, DC, 2017) and The McKenna Museum of African American Art (New Orleans, LA, 2012); and in group exhibitions at the Eubie Blake Culture Center (Baltimore, MD, 2018) the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center (North Brentwood, MD, 2017), and the Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL 2016 & 2013), among several others . She has presented her work internationally at the Museum der bildenden Künste (Leipzig, Germany, 2018) and NOW Gallery (London, U.K., 2017). Brown’s work has been featured in TIME, New York magazine, Dazed & Confused, The Fader, The New Yorker, and Vice. Her work has been included in photography books Babe and Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze. She lives and works in Maryland with her daughters Mia and Ella.

  7. Hannah Altman is a Jewish-American artist from New Jersey and holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Through photographic based media, her work interprets relationships between gestures, the body, lineage, and interior space.

    She has recently exhibited with the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Blue Sky Gallery, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and Photoville Festival. Her work has been featured in publications such as Vanity Fair, Carnegie Museum of Art Storyboard, Huffington Post, New York Times, Fotoroom, Cosmopolitan, i-D, and British Journal of Photography. She was included in the 2020 Critical Mass and Lenscratch Student Prize Finalists and in the Silver Eye’s 2021 Silver List.

    She has delivered lectures on her work and research across the country, including Yale University and the Society for Photographic Education National Conference. Her first monograph Kavana, published by Kris Graves Projects, is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas J Watson Library.

  8. Raymond Thompson Jr. is a photographer and multimedia producer based in Morgantown, WV. He currently works as a Multimedia Producer at West Virginia University. He is also pursuing an MFA in photography from West Virginia University.

    He received his Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin in journalism and graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a BA is American Studies. He has worked as a freelance photographer for The New York Times, The Intercept, NBC News, Propublica, WBEZ, Google, Merrell and the Associated Press.