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Amjad Faur

County: Thurston County




Fellowship Awards 2017
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Amjad Faur received his MFA in photography from the University of Oregon in 2005, where he first began researching and developing bodies of work addressing the social, historical, political, and religious facets of the Middle East. His father’s family is Bedouin, geographically split between Jordan and Palestine. His mother’s family has deep roots in the American South, specifically Northwest Arkansas. Amjad has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. His work has been acquired for the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum, the University of Oregon, The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, and other collections. He is currently represented by PDX Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon. Amjad now resides in Olympia, Washington, where he teaches photography and visual culture at The Evergreen State College.

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