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Raymond Thompson Jr.

Raymond Thompson Jr.

The Dust #2 from the series Appalachian Ghost, 2019

11 x 8½" Archival pigment print
8½ x 6½" Image size

Edition of 12


Each print is editioned and signed by the artist.

  • About the Series

    Appalachian Ghost: (from the series The Dust)

    Appalachian Ghost is made up of four series. These images are from the series called The Dust. I made these pictures to recreate what it might have looked like working inside the tunnel while dry drilling in the silica rock.  I used details from archival photographs to inspire these images.

  • Artist Bio

    Raymond is an artist, educator, and visual journalist based in Austin, TX. He works as an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He has received an MFA in Photography from West Virginia University and a MA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He also graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a BA in American Studies. He was the 2023 winner of the 1619 Aftermath Grant. He has been a freelance photographer for The New York Times, The Intercept, NBC News, NPR, Politico, ProPublica, The Nature Conservancy, ACLU, WBEZ, Google, Merrell, and the Associated Press.

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