Once again, the movements of #WhileBlack and Black Lives Matter have been invoked by the swift succession of recent incidents reminding us that the pandemic is not solely from without.
RaMell Ross is an artist, filmmaker and writer based in RI and Al. His work has appeared in Lens, the NY Times, Aperture, Harper’s Magazine, TIME, Oxford American, and the Walker Art Center. He has been awarded an Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship and a Rhode Island Foundation MacColl Johnson artist fellowship. He recently had a solo exhibition at Aperture Gallery in NY. His feature documentary Hale County This Morning, This Evening won a Special Jury Award for Creative Vision at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and has screened at Museum of Modern Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Museum of Moving Image, and Lincoln Center.
RaMell double majored in English and Sociology at Georgetown University and teaches in Brown University’s Visual Art Department. Images from South County, Alabama (a Hale County) will be on display in the survey exhibition New Southern Photography at the Ogden Museum.