Thu, Oct 18, 2018,7
Silver Eye Center for Photography
4808 Penn Avenue Free and Open to the Public
Zora J. Murff in Conversation with Andre Bradley
Silver Eye and Point Park University will present a panel discussion with Zora J. Murff and Andre Bradley, moderated by Terence Washington. This discussion will focus on the life and work of two contemporary photographers, and will look to unpack themes of black identity, manhood, and creating artistic agency in America.
Andre Bradley received a Master’s of Fine Art from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 where he was selected as a president’s scholar and was recipient of the T.C. Colley Award for Photographic Excellence. Bradley has been a fellow at Image Text Ithaca, Hampshire College’s Creative Media Institute, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and has work in the permanent collection of the RISD Museum of Art. Bradley’s book Dark Archives has been shortlisted for the 2016 Photo-Text Book Award at Les Rencontres De La Photographie.
Zora J Murff is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas. He received his MFA from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University. Merging his educational experiences, Murff uses his practice to highlight intersections between various social systems and art. He has published books with Aint-Bad Editions (PULLED FROM PUBLISHER) and Kris Graves Projects. His most recent monograph, At No Point In Between (Dais Books), was selected as the winner of the Independently Published category of the Lucie Foundation Photo Book Awards. Murff is also a Co-Curator of Strange Fire Collective, a group of interdisciplinary artists, writers, and curators working to construct and promote an archive of artwork created by diverse maker
Terence Washington is the Curatorial Liaison for Public Programs at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.. Terence received his MA from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art in 2017.