CV

 

EDUCATION______________________________________________

Rhode Island School of Design   Master of Fine Art, 2018

●      Concentration: Photography

 

University of Pennsylvania        Master of Liberal Arts, 2012

●      Concentration: Visual Anthropology

 

Columbia College Chicago            Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2009

●      Concentration: Photography

TEACHING EXPERIENCE_____________________________________

2018-Current

Longwood University                              

●      2 Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography

●      Academic Advisor for Photography Concentration

●      Courses Include: Basic Photography, Intermediate Photography, Advance Photography, Color Photo, What A Time(Critical inquires into social, political, and cultural topics through multidisciplinary approaches)

2019-Current

Virginia Commonwealth University                   

●      Lecturer of Film and Photography

●      Graduate Critic

●      Courses Include: Digital I, Cinematography and Lighting, Location Lighting, 4x5 Workshop

 

2018

Rhode Island School of Design                                      

●      Instructor Of Records

●      Courses Include: What A Time(Critical inquires into social, political, and cultural topics through multidisciplinary approaches)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE_________________________________

2013-Present    

TZ Production Company                          

●      Producer, Creative Director, Cinematographer, Editor

●      Produce film shoots across Africa and South America

●      Creation of content for University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Africa Galleries

2013-2016      

The Simple Studio                                

●      Owner, Photographer

●      Commercial Studio in Brooklyn, NY

2012-2016      

University of Pennsylvania: R.E.A.C.H Ambler               

●      Co-Director, Cinematographer, Photographer

●      4 year study of the social and health effects of SuperFund site in Ambler PA

●      Funded by the National Institute of Health

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS_________________________________

PAGE Fellow

Imagine America, 2017-2018

Graduate Studies Grant

Rhode Island School of Design, 2018

Rhode Island School of Design, 2017

Albert P. Weisman

Columbia College Chicago, 2009

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS___________________________________

Transformative Imaginations: Decarceration and Liberatory Futures

Imagine America National Gathering, 2018

 

Beyond The Margins: Underrepresented Voices

New England Media Symposium, 2018

 

Work In Progress: The Spectacle Of The Tomb

Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 2018

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS________________________________________

Exodus Home,

Hampden Sydney College, 2019

 

Whites Only!,

Longwood University, 2019

 

Rose Land,

University of Illinois Chicago, 2011

South Side Community Arts Center, 2011

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS_______________________________________

Present Continuous

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, 2019

 

Betwixt and Between: Photography, Time and Place

Jamestown Arts Center, 2018

 

Rhode Island School of Design 2018 MFA Graduate Show

Clampart, 2018

 

We Thought of You

Gelman Gallery, 2017

 

Monument Lab: Sweet Chariot: The Long Journey To Freedom Through Time

Mural Arts Philadelphia, 2017

 

Who Am I: The Sequel

Drive-by Projects, 2017

 

Dismantled

Sol Koffler Gallery, 2017

 

-ISMS: Exploring the Intersectionality of Identity

Rhode Island School of Design, ISB Gallery, 2017

 

The Black Artist Gallery

Brown University, Leung Family Gallery, 2016

 

Screening Scholarship Media Festival

University of Pennsylvania, CAMRA, 2014

 

Breaking Point

Chicago Art Council, 2012

 

Fear into Fire

Kalamazoo College, 2012

Art Hop, 2012

Columbia College Chicago 2011

 

FILM SCREENINGS AND AWARDS______________________________

“Bliss” (Producer, Director)

Art Institute of Chicago, 2014 - Black Radical Imagination Film Series

Cooper Union, 2014 - Black Radical Imagination Film Series

RedCat Cal Arts, 2014 - Black Radical Imagination Film Series

 

“African Independence” (Cinematographer, Editor)

San Diego Black Film Festival, 2013 -Best Documentary

San Francisco Black Film Festival, 2013 -Best African Film

175th Anniversary of Emancipation, 2013 -National Televised Screening in Guyana

The 36th Annual Philadelphia International Film Festival & Market, 2013

BlackStar Film Festival, 2013

 

SELECTED PRESS__________________________________________

Lenscratch, “2019 Photographs In Conversation Exhibition” 2019

Farmville Magazine, Artist In Residence: Be Skeptical, 2018

RISD News, “Resurfacing The Legacy of Slavery”, 2017

Boston Globe, At Drive-By Projects, artists look at identity, 2017

Big Red And Shiney, “Who Am I? In Trumps America”, 2017

Page Fellowship Salon, “Thoughts on Democracy”, 2017