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 a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Arkansas. Zora received his MFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University. Combining his education in human services and art, Zora's photography focuses on how images are used to reinforce social and cultural constructs including race and criminality.
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.