Poetics of Representation
RaMell Ross, Photographer/Filmmaker/Writer
Supported by the Hallmark Lecture Series, the Department of Design, and The Commons
Ross brings a lyrical magnifying glass to the history of South Alabama. His work interrogates aesthetic frameworks that constrict the expression of African Americans, often employing the integrity of social documentation and currency of stereotypical imagery.
Ross’s photographs have been exhibited internationally, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times among other outlets. His first feature documentary, Hale County This Morning, This Evening, presents bold innovation to the form of portraiture in cinema and was awarded the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Creative Vision at Sundance Film Festival 2018.
Ross earned a BA in both English & Sociology at Georgetown University and an MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. He currently teaches in the Visual Arts Department at Brown University.
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