About the Book
This catalog is a selection of photographs from Aziza Murray's MFA thesis show "Tinstagrams," which took place in the fall of 2014. The images are of 2"x2" tintypes made from Instagram photographs, with custom embossed mats. All images were made by the artist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Aziza is a native of Washington, DC, currently living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She completed her MFA with a concentration in photography, at the University of New Mexico, as well as a fellowship in Pictorial Archiving at the Center for Southwest Research in the spring of 2015. Several works from her thesis show, Tinstagrams, are on view at the Bernalillo Metropolitan Courthouse in downtown Albuquerque until January 2017. Currently Aziza is working in the art department for a new NBC show called "Midnight Texas" at Albuquerque Studios, and continuing work she began as an artist-in-residence at Playa in Summer Lake, Oregon. Thematically, Aziza is interested in place and displacement, race, beauty, and the nostalgia of materials.