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September 2021

Studio Visits W/ Silver Eye

Raymond Thompson Jr.

Studio Visits w/ Silver Eye is a series of conversational, virtual studio and exhibition visits with artists from our community and beyond. In this episode we spoke with Raymond Thompson Jr. about how he transitioned from photojournalism to weaving abstract historical narratives about the places he and his family are from. Studio Visits w/ Silver Eye is hosted by Executive Director, David Oresick.

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Video editing by Matthew Pevear

Participating Artist

  1. 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.