The Murder of Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri, 2016_Kris Graves.jpg

Kris Graves

Michael Brown, Ferguson, MO, 12:00 pm, from the series “A Bleak Reality,” 2016
Archival pigment print
16 x 20 inches
Edition #3/5, signed
Retail framed: $1,200
© and courtesy Kris Graves Projects LLC; framing courtesy Gallery Frames

Kris Graves creates photographs of landscapes and people to preserve memory. The images’ stillness cause the viewer to acknowledge the inevitability of change, and the passage of time in both the natural and built environment. In this series Graves visits the locations where black men were killed by the police.

Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is a photographer and publisher based in New York. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from SUNY Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, England; Aperture Gallery, New York; University of Arizona, Tucson; Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon; Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; among others. Graves’s work is featured in the 2018 PCNW exhibition All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party, currently on view at the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.

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