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.
Video editing by Matthew Pevear
Raymond Thompson Jr. is an artist, educator and visual journalist based in Austin, TX. He currently works as an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at University of Texas at Austin. He has received a MFA in Photography from West Virginia University and a MA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He also graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a BA in American Studies. He has worked as a freelance photographer for The New York Times, The Intercept, NBC News, NPR, Politico, Propublica, The Nature Conservancy, ACLU, WBEZ, Google, Merrell and the Associated Press.