Rashod Taylor 

Springfield, MO


Selected Group Shows

2023    Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Love Languages, August 9, 2023 – September 27, 2025, Houston, TX

2023    The Magic Silver Show: The Elena Diane Curris Juried Photography Exhibition, Clara M. Eagle Gallery September 7 - October 17, Murray, KY

2023    African Diaspora Art Museum of Atlanta, We Need Love: A Black Love Exhibit, May 11- June 8, Atlanta, GA

2022    The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW), Parallel Lives: Photography, Identity, and Belonging, November 5, 2022 – February 5, 2023, Kingston, NY

2022    University of Maryland Eastern Shore Mosley Gallery, Quotidian, October 20 – Nov 17, Princess Anne, MD

2022    Association of International Photography Art Dealers photography show, May 20-22, New York City, NY

2022    LensCulture New York 2022 Group Exhibition May 20-22, Caelum Gallery, New York City, New York

2022    Academy Art Museum, New Photography lll, April 5 – July 10, Easton, MD

2022    Museum of Fine Arts Houston, “A history of photography: Selections from the 

Museum’s Collection,” March 7 - August 7, Houston, TX

2022    Study Hall, Contemporary Photography at PrattMWP, February 15 – May 31, Utica, NY

2021    Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, October 5 – October 24, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

2021    jdc Fine Art, Time in two Directions, September 3 – November 27, Gleneden Beach, OR

2021    Heartland Community College, My COVID Year, August 16 - October 7, Bloomington, IL

2021    Palm*Photo Prize, May 20 – August 30, 1014 Gallery, London, England 

2021    Feature Shoot Emerging Photography poster run, East London, England

2021    Filter Photo, Context 2021, March 26 – May 1, Chicago, IL

2021    Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Reflecting Voices, February 19 - April 17, Denver, CO

2020    jdc Fine Art, You and Yours a +1 Online Exhibition, Gleneden Beach, OR

2020    Humble Arts Foundation, Online Group Show 65, Two Way Lens: Portraits as Empathy

2020    BACKTALK Online Exhibition by PHOTO-EMPHASIS juried by Aaron Tuner

2020    Black Artist Invitational Online, Cornel/Henry Art Photography Gallery, San Diego, CA

2019    Mobile photography Exhibition, Midwest Chapter of Society for Photographic Education Conference, Madison, WI

Solo Shows

2023    Mclean County Arts Center, Little Black Boy, August 4 – September 15, Bloomington, IL

2022    Obscura Gallery, My America, September 23 – November 20, Santa Fe, NM

2022    Heartland Community College, Little Black Boy, March 14 – May 13, Bloomington, IL 

2017    Tintype Portraits by Rashod Taylor, Normal Public Library, Normal, IL


Museum of Fine Arts Houston 

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

University of Maryland Eastern Shore 


2023    Lightwork Artist-In-Residence

2023    Michael Reichmann Project Grant

2023    Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 Finalist

2022    American Photography AP 38 Selected Winner

2022    Silver List 

2021    Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, Winner

2021    American Photography AP 37 Chosen Winner

2021    Palm*Photo Prize Finalist 

2021    Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award

2021    Lucie Foundation The Portrait Project Competition: Self/Portrait Finalist 

2020    Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 Finalist

2020    LensCulture Critics Choice Award 

2020    BACKTALK Online Exhibition, PHOTO-EMPHASIS Honorable Mention

2020    Documentary Family Awards V2, Photo Series Awards Honorable mention

Curation/Artist lectures/Faculty

2023    Massachusetts College of Art & Design: November 14, Lecture

2023    Fine Arts Work Center: Connecting with People Through Portraiture, Aug 7-11, Faculty & Lecture

2023    Anderson Ranch Art Center: Introduction to Wet Plate, July 3-7, Faculty

2023    Shakerag Workshop: Connecting with People Through Portraiture June 12-16, Faculty & Lecture

2023    Savannah College of Art and Design: April 12, Lecture

2022    Anderson Ranch Art Center: Introduction to Wet Plate, August 15-19, Faculty

2022    Maine Media Workshop + College “Little Black Boy” July 26, Lecture

2022    Maine Media Workshop + College “Connecting with People Through Portraiture July 25-29, Faculty

2022    Los Angeles Center of Photography: Contemporary Fine Art class July 19, Lecture

2021    Maine Media Alumni Lecture Series: December 8, Lecture

2021    Stanford University: November 1, Lecture 

2021    Anderson Ranch Arts Center: Intro to Wet Plate and Beyond. August 2–6, Faculty

2021    Anderson Ranch Arts Center Artist Salon, Lecture

2021    Halide Project, Lecture

2021    Colorado Photographic Arts Center panel discussion

2021    Musea Gathering: Conference Speaker

2021    Elgin Community College panel discussion

2020    Soft lightning Vol 2: Connection Zine, Curation

2020    Analog forever December online exhibition, Curation

2020    American University, Lecture

2020    George Washington University, Lecture

2014    Murray State University, Lecture


2023    Black & White Magazine, Issue 164, February 

2023    Fraction Magazine, Issue 166, May 

2022    The Guardian, “My American Boy: fatherhood and fear-in pictures” September

2022    The New Yorker, “The Secret Art of The Family Photo”, They’re the pictures that mean the most to us. What makes them good? July 14

2022    CNN digital, “Little Black Boy” A father hopes photos of his son can change the world’s view of Black families, June, 17

2022    The Eye of Photography magazine, AIPAD: The photography Show: Obscura Gallery, May 18

2022    Black + White Photography magazine (UK) April issue #263 “American Connection” 

2022    National Geographic Magazine: Family of Valor, Vol. 241 No. 2, February

2021    Epistem Magazine: issue 04, When a Father Looks at his Son: Rashod Taylor’s “Little Black Boy”

2021    Listo: Little Black Boy 

2021    Nowhere Diary: Story 53, Little black Boy 

2021    National Geographic (online), “Old-fashioned images evoke the complicated history of Black military service” February 4

2020    The Atlantic (online), “The Life of a Little Black Boy in America” December 20

2020    Feature Shoot, “A Black Fathers Homage to His Young Son” November 9

2020    Buzzfeed JPG Interview on “My America” November 

2020    Lenscratch, Photographers on Photographers: AL J. Thompson in conversation with Rashod Taylor, August 

2020    Analog Forever Magazine interview on “Little Black Boy” series by Michael Kirchoff, October 

2020    Saltbox Studio, 3 Pictures & 3 Questions, July 

2019    Young Black Artist, History, Love & People: Photographer Rashod Taylor Keeps All Three Connected, November 

2017    Normal Public Library Podcast, Episode Twenty-Five: Rashod Taylor, April 

2017    Normal Public Library Podcast, Episode Twenty-Five BONUS: Rashod Taylor, April 


2007 Murray State University, Murray, KY, Bachelors in Fine Art, with a specialization in photography

References available upon request.

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