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Tavon Taylor is a photography-based artist. His image-making practice emphasizes finding and creating spaces of refuge and affirmation. He explores concepts of beauty, Masculinity, intimacy, and community through detailed and delicate imagery. Tavon finds strength in vulnerability. He creates images influenced by family and community through portraiture, styling, still life, and landscapes. He constantly discovers ways to dissect history, representation, and memory while creating intimate imagery of blackness.

Education:

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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