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Tavon Taylor is a photography-based artist from Washington, DC. He uses visual narrative as a representation of his lived experience as a queer black adult. He questions concepts of beauty while creating detailed and delicate photographs through a black lens. Tavon finds strength in vulnerability. He creates images influenced by family and community through portraiture, styling, still life, and landscapes.

 

Education:

2012 - 2016: Duke Ellington School of The Arts

2016 - 2021: Massachusetts College of Art and Design | Photography - BFA

Exhibitions:

2021 -  MFA Homecoming 2021 at The JKC Gallery | Trenton, NJ

2021 - “Dreamscapes: Imaginings of a Black Pastoral”

           curated by Anisa Olufemi Chicago, IL

2021 - The Stephen D. Paine Scholarship 2021 Exhibition | Galatea Fine Art

2020 - Sociedad Latina 2019 Class Celebration and Alumni Reunion | Boston, MA 
2020 - MassArt Annual Auction for Student Scholarships | Bidsquare 

2019 - Sparring Partners Exhibition Windows | Boston, Ma 

2019 - Sociedad Latina 50th Anniversary Gala at the Museum of Fine Arts  |  Boston, MA

2019 - ‘Haven't We Met’ - Group Exhibition | Griffin Museum

Artist Talks:

2021 - Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: Tavon Taylor | Westley College 

2021 - 'When It's All Quiet' Virtual Visting Artist Talk | Co-Arts Gallery 

2021 - John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship: 

          TLROS Virtual Artist Talk | The Griffin Museum

2021 - Youth Media Virtual Visiting Artist Talk | Cambridge Community Television (CCTV)

Publications:

2021 - 'Crowning light' in 'Too Tired Project: Anthology | Too Tired Project

2021 - With Soul Flower, Tavon Taylor Finds Empowerment In the Multidimensionality Of

           Black Queerness | Ignant

2021 - “Soul Flower” by Photographer Tavon Taylor | Booooooom

2021 - At the Griffin, Layerings of Meaning, Memory, and Family | Boston Globe 

2021 - LensCulture Art Photography Award Winners 2021: The Gallery | VOGUE Italia

2021 - Tavon Taylor Won the John Chervinsky Scholarship Award | All About Photo

2020 - Photography Catalog | MassArt
2020 - MassArt Auction Moves Forward Online | The Bay State Banner
2020 - Critics' Choice- Critics’ pick | LensCulture 
2020 - 'Up Next' | Diversity Photo

Awards:

2021 - Art of Freelance Portfolio Reviews | AoF

2021 - Image Art Photography Awards | First Place Single | LensCulture 

​2020 - The John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship | The Griffin Museum

2020 - New England Portfolio Reviews Scholarship Award | The Griffin Museum

2020 - The Stephen D. Paine Scholarship Award | Boston Art Dealers Association

Clients:

 Apple Inc. | The Washington Post | The Atlantic Magazine | Storyblocks 

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