Eli Durst

Assistant Professor of Practice

Studio Art: Photography & Media

Born and raised in Austin, Durst studied American literature and history at Wesleyan University before receiving his MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2016. His work blends the languages of conceptual and documentary photography, creating open-ended and ambiguous narratives. Durst received the Aperture Portfolio Prize for his series In Asmara, which examines the postcolonial legacy of Eritrea’s capital city, and a 2017 Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant. The Community, Durst’s first monograph, was published in 2020.

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