Aaron Turner (b.1990) is a photographer and educator currently based in Arkansas. He uses photography to pursue personal stories of people of color, in two main areas of the U.S., the Arkansas and Mississippi Deltas. Aaron also uses the view camera to create still life studies on the topics of race, history, blackness as material, and the role of the black artist. Aaron founded a curatorial project titled Photographers of Color in 2014 to aggregate the historical and contemporary work made by artists of color working in lens-based media. 

Aaron is currently developing the beginning stages of the Center for Photographers of Color within the School of Art at the University of Arkansas in the form of a Research Fellowship appointment with teaching duties.

He received his M.A. from Ohio University and an M.F.A from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and was a 2018 Light Work Artists-in-Residence at Syracuse University.

Research Interest: Photography as a Transformative Process to understand place, identity, abstraction and aggregation. Photographers of Color.

AVAILABILITY: Currently not available for traditional documentary/editorial freelance assignments for the foreseeable future; only available for in studio/still life/ conceptual/ illustration assignments see: Black Alchemy  Volumes 1, 2, &3    

Prints, books and portfolios available upon request.

Photo: Gus Aronson

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