Artist: Roxann Murray
Roxann is an Emmy award-winning neurodivergent photographer and artist based in Tacoma, Washington. She specializes in several different types of photography such as documentary, event, nature, destination, and wildlife. Her images have been used in newspapers, a TV show, a video game, a music video, art books, and a literary arts magazine. A few organizations she has collaborated with are hitRECord, Elephant Nature Park, and the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture. In 2009, she received her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences with a certificate of high scholarship from UW Tacoma. Roxann is also a known biophiliac; since she was a child, she has had a strong connection with the natural world. She became an activist during the fracked gas and methanol fights in Tacoma.
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Roxann developed an affection for trees, fungi, ferns, and the seashore. The majority of her photographs focus on pattern and color. While photographing people and community, she prefers shooting candidly rather than have the subjects pose; that way, she captures who they really are. Since Roxann is Nakota and Dakota on her father’s side, she tries to view the world through a decolonized perspective and live in a way that she hopes make her ancestors proud. When she’s not making art, Roxann is reading, exploring, gardening, or planning her next adventure.