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Ron Tarver

Associate Professor of Art

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Areas of Expertise

  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Socially engaged art
  • History of photography



In the News

  • HuffPost - "Unveiling The Untold History Of Black Cowboys And Shattering The Myth Of The White West
  • WHYY - "Michener Museum shows 40 years of helping artists get a leg up"
  • 6abc - "House of the Living greenhouse in Montgomery County honoring victims of gun violence"
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer - "The House of the Living is a fitting name for a new monument in Elkins Park honoring the victims of gun violence"
  • The Philadelphia Citizen - "House of the Living"
  • The Conversation- "For Black cowboys – from inner-city Philly to small-town Texas – horses and riding are a way of life"
  • KRQE - "The life of the Black cowboy rides into history at the Harwood Museum of Art"
  • The New York Times - "Restoring Black Cowboys to the Range"
  • Milwaukee Independent - "Where Horses And Riding Are A Way Of Life: Ron Tarver’s Journey To Document The Black Cowboy Experience"
  • The New Yorker - "Black Cowboys, Busting One of America’s Defining Myths"



SwatTalk Shorts: Ron Tarver

Thursday Night Photo Talk w/ Ron Tarver

Artists Conversations: Photographer Ron Tarver