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London | Agent

Salary: DOE

Start Date: Immediate

WEBBER is a thriving multidisciplinary agency and gallery that harmonizes creativity and collaboration with contemporary lens-based artists and clients. We offer exceptional career management, creative collaborations and full – service production with the worlds leading brands.

As we’re going through a period of re-imagination, we want to nurture a space that respectfully involves and empowers individuals who have been historically denied access within our industry.

Our London office is looking for an Agent to join our team. This position requires a dynamic, organised and passionate individual who can remain calm in our fast paced world. Artist relations, business development and an understanding of production are central to the role.

We believe in hosting a work environment that encourages transparency, honesty, and creativity through our passionate and organised team. Your time-management, leadership and negotiation skills are crucial as we build new partnerships with people and organisations that share our drive in creating a more diverse, just and accountable future.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with company Directors to maintain exceptional career management for our multidisciplinary roster
  • Generating new business through new and established contacts
  • Managing artist and client relations respectfully and positively day-to-day
  • Ability to strategize and execute artist career management
  • Create engaging and exciting marketing strategies and targets inc PDF’s, Treatments etc
  • Budget management

Qualifications/Skills:

  • 3-5 years working in a team with management experience
  • Able to create new leads, negotiate and close deals
  • An understanding of shoot production and logistics
  • Good with cost saving exercises and budgets
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Keen interest photography, music, film and the arts
  • Personable and approachable with natural ability to develop strong relations
  • Able to prioritize effectively
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Enthusiastic and upbeat


Please send cover letter and CV to sian@webberrepresents.com

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Zora J Murff At No Point In Between 04.11.21–08.04.22

Zora J Murff, At No Point In Between
04.11.21–08.04.22

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Zora J Murff | At No Point In Between

Webber Gallery

4 November 2021 - 14 January 2022

Weaving the realities of being both participant and archiver, Zora J Murff’s practice is rooted in the social commentary of white supremacy and its impact on the lives of Black people in America, including his own. Using previous experiences in psychology and social work, alongside a nuanced visual language combining archives, portraiture, and autobiographical accounts, Murff confronts America’s uncomfortable relationship with power, privilege, violence, and race and examines the complicity of the individual and the image in creating and maintaining racial hierarchy.

Questioning racial and cultural constructs, At No Point In Between takes as its subject the black community of Omaha, Nebraska, a place profoundly determined by systemic racism and abhorrent crimes including the lynching of Will Brown in 1919 and the assassination of Vivian Strong in 1969. The work visualizes the people and social environment of the neighbourhood, and how both have been shaped by a legacy of injustice and oppression.

The exhibition interrogates how expressions of white supremacy over black communities have evolved over time; from police brutality to more subtle forms of violence such as redlining and economic despotism.

Murff’s creative approach prompts inquiry into the paradox that exists in recorded violence. He explores how the documentation of anti-black violence is used to shame black individuals, but how those same images are used inversely to interrupt the collective belief of a racial hierarchy.

By challenging the photograph’s use as an objective document and addressing the convergence of the physical and social landscape, Murff reinterprets complex narratives about race, power, and violence. Creating a collection of images scrutinized in both their historical and contemporary contexts, Murff metaphorically connects the body and the landscape, fast and slow violence. By intertwining witnessing and critical analysis, Murff provides a deeper understanding of systemic white supremacy and the resulting violence therein, and confronts the often circular role that photography plays in the documentation and perpetuation of racial profiling.

At No Point In Between is accompanied by a presentation of work at Paris Photo, featuring works from Murff's new series American Mother, American Father, and the launch of Murff’s anticipated new publication, True Colors (or, Affirmations in a Crisis), an incisive, autobiographical retelling of the struggles and epiphanies of a young Black artist, published by Aperture. An exhibition of Murff’s work will be on view in New York, as part of the Next Step Award, a joint collaboration between Aperture and Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York, with the generous support of 7G Foundation. In 2020, Zora J Murff was the first artist to receive the award, which aims to identify strong emerging or evolving voices whose work deserves greater recognition.

Zora J Murff will host a presentation of his work as part of Paris Photo's public program on Thursday 11 November at 15.30, and a book signing with Aperture on Friday 12 November.