Take It From Here

Curated by Zora J Murff and Rana Young


Take It From Here features artworks by ten emerging

photographers who use the camera as a multifaceted site of

imagination, play, and self-exploration. Considering photography’s

sordid relationship with the politics of representation, the selected

artists collectively highlight new freedoms and visual possibilities of

self-expression alive within the medium.


For this project, curators Zora J Murff and Rana Young are collaborating with Travis Shaffer, Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri, and founder of the publishing project theretherenow. Founded in 2016, his publishing project uses risograph printing to produce collaborative, experimental, peripheral, and contemporary publications. The publication and exhibition will be a study on multiple collaborations between curators, designers, and artists. Using the risograph’s unique processes, the curators are borrowing from the color spaces present in each artists’ works to create a new four ink palate. 


Take It From Here, Exhibition Catalogue Published by theretherenow. Designed by Travis Shaffer with an essay by Roula Seikaly, Senior Editor of Humble Arts Foundation. 

Participating Artists

Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.

Widline Cadet

Jasmine Clark

Paul Guilmoth

Kathryn Harrison

Elizabeth Hibbard

Tommy Kha

Alec Kaus

Nadiya Nacorda

Lindley Warren Mickunas

Image Credits: Tommy Kha and Nadiya Nacorda

Zora J Murff is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the

University of Arkansas. He received his MFA in Studio Art from the

University of Nebraska—Lincoln and holds a BS in Psychology from

Iowa State University. Zora’s work addresses questions related to the

social aspects of making and consuming imagery. His work has been

exhibited nationally, internationally, and published in Aperture

Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York TimesMagazine, and The Atlantic.

Rana Young is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Art at

the University of Arkansas. Rana holds an MFA in Studio Art from the

University of Nebraska–Lincoln where she was an Othmer Fellow and

a BFA in Studio Art from Portland State University. Her work has been

exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as published online by

PDN, Hyperallergic, VICE, Huffington Post, British Journal of

Photography, and The New York Times, among others. In

collaboration with Kris Graves Projects, she released her first

monograph, The Rug’s Topography, in January 2019.

This exhibition is partially sponsored by The Illinois Arts Council Agency. The Artist Talk series is supported in part by the Hegner Family Foundation.

Exhibition DatesDecember 4, 2020 – January 9, 2021
Opening Reception: December 4, 6 – 9 pm
Location: Filter Space | 1821 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 207
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday | 11 am – 5 pm, Saturday | 12 - 4 pm


Filter Space

1821 W Hubbard St | Suite 207

Chicago | Illinois | 60622



Monday - Friday | 11am - 5pm 

Saturday | 12 pm - 4 pm

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Filter Photo is partly supported by grants from The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council Agency, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, The Fogelson Family Foundation, and The Hegner Family Foundation.