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Jay Simple

Jay Simple is a visual artist from Philadelphia, PA, and currently resides in Pamplin, VA. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at Longwood University and founder of The Photographers Green Book, a resource for inclusion, equity, and diversity within the photographic medium. Working through photography and a variety of mediums, Simple examines historical and contemporary effects of colonialism and white supremacy within the context of the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, a Master of Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design.

He has had recent solo exhibitions at Hampden Sydney College (2019) and Longwood University (2019), and group exhibitions at Candela Books + Gallery (2020), Franklin Street Works (2020), Longwood Center for Visual Arts (2019),  Jamestown Art Center (2018), and Clampart (2018). View his work online at

Bio Sep 2020