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Ruddy Roye Artist Talk

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The Print Room is excited to bring TIME Magazine’s INSTAGRAM (@ruddyroye) Photographer of 2016, Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-NY based, Photojournalist Ruddy Roye to Cleveland as part of an Ohio Arts Council grant that teaches film photography to NEO youth and partners with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Roye will be holding workshops and critiques while in town, with his visit culminating in an Artist Talk that is FREE and open to the public on Wednesday, February 21, from 6 to 7:30 pm, where he will discuss his documentary photography and photojournalism "inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people." He has also been instrumental in leading the Instagram charge as a photographer. Member of the VII, Ruddy’s work is widely sought after for exhibitions all over the world. Most recently he was featured on the New York Times Lens Blog and regularly contributes to National Geographic, Time Magazine and the New York Times.

Time Magazine writes, "As a black photographer who has spent the last few years shining a light on the difficulties of other black men, women and children across America, he brings to his work an unwavering determination that can border on activism. In fact, his Instagram profile is clear about his aim: he’s a humanist; an activist. A photographer with a conscience.”

Please RSVP either through our Facebook event or email

Ruddy Roy’s visit is made possible by the generous support from the Ohio Arts CouncilCleveland FoundationThe Callahan Foundation and The Gund Foundation.

Earlier Event: February 10
Night Flight Panel Discussion
Later Event: February 23
CPR Community Darkroom Grand Re-Opening