For his documentary work FELL THE TREES SO THE SKY CAN BEAR WITNESS, Jordan Murphy travelled to sites related to anti-black lynching & mob violence in his home state of Illinois. The work is an attempt to push back against historical amnesia in the North, and his own blind spots as a white American. Through the process of research, it became clear that a lot of this information is inaccurate, vague, or not readily available, and that this type of violence was widespread outside of the ‘traditional South’, so the work should not be considered comprehensive. Much remains to be done in "working off the past" in the United States. Murphy tries to fill in information, clarifying names of victims and locations where violence occurred. The work is meant to be presented as 2 simultaneous slideshows of images, 2 photographic prints, a map of locations, and a list of names.
In between continents. Photographer from the US who moved to Berlin in 2018. I do documentary work, personal and otherwise. I also like to cook and eat. Find me on instagram @hiicontrast or at hiicontrast.com.
on an island in the sun somewhere. All jokes aside, I'd like to have a photobook published, and I'd like to continue making work that's inspiring and interesting to me. And hopefully, to others as well.
I'm not a design student but... eye-catching, unique, with a strong sense of identity.
Adapting to university during the pandemic with Zoom classes, isolation, different time zones... that was a learning experience.
People who care about things. My fellow classmates. Artists. Activists. And food.
I think about something in my personal life that I would like to express, or I think of a topic I'd like to explore further and I begin trying things out.
Challenge yourself. Be open to critique and feedback. Have fun.
I've become much more comfortable with being vulnerable during my studies, and my entire idea of what photography can do and be has broadened immensely.
I was moving to Berlin and wanted to study photography.
Deadlines. Process books. The end of the semester.
Take a vacation somewhere and have a nice dinner.