MJ Sharp

University of Exeter Scholar Award - Photography

MJ Sharp is a documentary and fine arts photographer based in North Carolina. Her past work has included freelancing regionally for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, PBS’s Frontline, the Columbia Journalism Review, and the Ford Foundation, among others. Her work appears in the collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Akron Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art, the Ackland Museum of Art, and the Asheville Museum of Art, as well as private collections such as the the Keohane-Kenan Permanent Collection at Duke and the Cassilhaus Collection in Chapel Hill, NC. She has served on the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and is Vice President of the Duke Faculty Union. She has been based at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke since 2012, where she loves teaching undergraduates the alchemy of black and white film and the rigor of advanced projects. Samples of her work are available at www.mjsharp.com.