The Reservoir: A Good Patriot is Always Conflicted — Zora J Murff and Terence Washington in conversation


It was a great pleasure to play some small roll in this brilliant conversation between Zora J. Murff and Terrance Washington, who discuss his new book At No Point In Between (Dais Books) for The Reservoir.  Please take a moment out of your day to sit with this work and Zora and Terrence’s words. You can see it in full at —

There are just a few copies of Zora’s book At No Point In Between still available. You can order one online at —

Zora J Murff is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas. He received his MFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University. In 2019, Murff was an Aperture Portfolio Prize finalist, selected as a Light Work Artist-in-Residence, and named an honoree for PDN’s 30: New & Emerging Photographers to Watch. He has published books with Aint-Bad Editions and Kris Graves Projects. Murff is also a Co-Curator of Strange Fire Collective, a group of interdisciplinary artists, writers, and curators working to promote and construct an archive of artwork created by women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Terence Washington is the curatorial liaison for public programs in modern art at the National Gallery of Art. His writing, which often focuses on blackness and contemporary art, has been published by the Studio Museum in Harlem, the DC Arts Center, the Clark Art Institute, and, most recently, Dais Books.