2014 University of California, Irvine, MFA, Department of Art

2002 New York University, BA, Gallatin School of Individualized Study


SOLO  EXHIBITIONS:                        

2018     As it Was Give(n) To Me, Marfa Open 18, Marfa, TX

2017 Fulcrum of Malice, Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, NC

The Great Divide by Stacy Kranitz and Zoe Strauss, Lightfield Festival, Hudson, NY

2015 As it Was Give(n) to Me, Diffusion, Cardiff International Festival of Photography, Wales, UK

From the Study on Post Pubescent Manhood, Little Big Man Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Once Entangled With it, No Other Place Seems Possible, Gallery Protocol, Gainesville, FL

2010 Blood Sport, New Orleans Festival of Photography, New Orleans, LA


GROUP  EXHIBITIONS:                      

2018 Record/Off Record, Northern Kentucky University, Fotofocus Biennial, Highland Heights, KY

Southbound, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC

Photography Comes First and Language Follows, Currey Gallery, Watkins College of Art, Nashvillle, TN

2017 Fake, Galerie Bohai, Hannover, Germany

2016 You, Me, Us and Them, W.C. Bradley Co. Museum, Columbus, GA

Familiar Difference, curated by Inocents, These Days Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Dirt, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Role Play, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, Colorado

2014 In Your Face, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA

Louisiana, The Multi-Media Museum Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

2013 Recent Perspectives on Portraiture, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

2012 New Country: Ruralism in Contemporary Art, Claypool-Young Gallery, Morehead, KY


GRANTS AND  AWARDS                  

2017 Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography

2015 Time Magazine Instagram Photographer of the Year

2013 Editorial Photographer Education Grant, American Photographic Arts

2012 Research/Travel Grant, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California, Irvine

2010 Young Photographers Alliance Scholarship Award, Worldstudio AIGA



2016 Blurring Fantasy and Reality in America’s Poorest Region, Huck

2014 The Fantasy of Objectivity, The Oxford American

The Rape of Appalachia, Reading the Pictures

2013 From the Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood, Reading the Pictures

The Spectacle of Violence, Reading the Pictures



Museum of Fine Art, Houston

The Do Good Fund, Southern Photography Initiative