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Zora J. Murff: True Colors (or, Affirmations in a Crisis)

Zora J. Murff: True Colors (or, Affirmations in a Crisis)

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Zora J. Murff: True Colors (or, Affirmations in a Crisis)

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Exhibition Catalog

Baxter St., Camera Club of New York, 2021. Organized and published in association with Aperture Foundation, Inc., New York.

220 pp. (5 foldout). Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 30 x 25 cm. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9781597115179

This book was published in conjunction with the related exhibition, Bold As Brass (or, Third Year Review) at Baxter St., CCNY, but does not specifically document the show. Publisher's description: Aperture and Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York have joined forces, with the generous support of 7|G Foundation, to launch the inaugural Next Step Award and announce photographer Zora J Murff as its winner. As a recipient of the award, Murff will receive a $10,000 grant, the publication of a photobook with Aperture, and an accompanying exhibition at Baxter St at CCNY. Murff constructs a manual for coming to terms with the historic and contemporary realities of America’s divisive structures of privilege and caste. Since leaving social work to pursue photography over a decade ago, Murff’s work has consistently grappled with the complicit entanglement of the medium in the histories of spectacle, commodification, and race, often contextualizing his own photographs with found and appropriated images and commissioned texts. True Colors continues that work, expanding to address the act of remembering and the politics of self, which Murff identifies as “the duality of Black patriotism and the challenges of finding belonging in places not made for me of creating an affirmation in a moment of crisis as I learn to remake myself in my own image.” Nuanced, challenging, and inspiring, True Colors (or, Affirmations in a Crisis) is a must-have monograph by a rising and standout artist.

Subject Headings: Western Art -- United States -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Photography -- African American Artists --

Artist(s): Murff, Zora J.

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