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Jessica Ingram works with multi-media and the archive to explore the ethos of communities, and notions of progress and resistance in American culture. Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, she received her BFA in Photography from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a double major in Political Science, and her MFA from California College of Arts & Crafts in San Francisco. Ingram received the Santa Fe Prize for her work Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial, a distinguished fellowship from the Hambidge Center for the Arts, and is a recurring Visiting Artist and Scholar at Columbus State University in Georgia since 2013. Her work has been featured in California Sunday Magazine, The New York Times, Oxford American, Vice and Wired Magazine. Her traveling solo show Road Through Midnight was recently exhibited at the National Civil Rights Museum, Tennessee State Museum, and Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. She was included in Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, traveling to the Speed Museum. Her collaborative projects have been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and installed permanently at Oakland International Airport, Birmingham International Airport, and Oakland Museum of California. Ingram’s book Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial is forthcoming from University of North Carolina Press in 2019.
Photography, Graduate Studies