Zora J Murff is a photographer, merging his photography skills with psychological knowledge.
He attended the University of Iowa where he studied Photography and holds a BA in Psychology from Iowa State University. Currently, Zora is an MFA Candidate in Studio Art at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Presented below, are the images from two photo series — Corrections, and Fade Like a Sigh. The project Corrections is an attempt to visualise an examination of youth experience in the system, the role images play in defining someone who is deemed a criminal, and how the concepts of privacy and control may affect their future.
While working on the series, Zora was working as a Tracker for Linn County Juvenile Detention and Diversion Services in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, providing services to youths who were convicted of crimes, adjudicated, and subsequently ordered to complete probation. Another series, Fade Like a Sigh, was created in collaboration with Rana Young. The images included in the projects highlight the complicated relationship between photographic record and the fragmented and abstract nature of memory.