Through our Lens:
I Can't Breathe
September 4–October 17, 2020
1st Floor, Welcome Center
This exhibition by Washington Winnona Images captures the voices of those often unheard or misunderstood and the solidarity present at the recent Black Lives Matter event held at Continental Square in York, PA, as well as the Called to Action events that grew out of the original event.
About the Artists:
Washington Winnona Images, co-owned by Miles Murdaugh and Francisco “Cisco” Soto, is a professional photography and videography company that produces low-cost, high-quality images and video capturing events, sports, and entertainment. They have also produced a documentary film and do freelance photography. The co-owners have completed York County Economic Alliance’s small business development coursework and the company was named a 2019 Bloom Business Grant Finalist. The company is also credentialed as a Getty Images IStock Contributor for developing stock video and photography licensed to buyers.
After leaving his previous career in behavioral health, Miles Murdaugh chose to turn his passion for photography into a career upon returning to his hometown of York, Pennsylvania. He has studied still and aerial photography and the social realism works of Gordon Parks and Vivian Maier, among many more, as well as obtaining FAA certification as an Unmanned Aerial Systems Pilot. Miles brings to Washington Winnona Images more than 13 years of interviewing, counseling, consulting, management, and training experience across various industries and topics. He is a 2002 graduate of William Penn Senior High School, and obtained a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Clinical Counseling Psychology from La Salle University.
Since completing film school, Francisco “Cisco” Soto has partnered locally to provide photography and on film projects for friends. Drawing on his experience in management and sales at AT&T and other organizations, he brings to Washington Winnona Images an assertiveness for organizing projects, production, direction, and operations. Cisco is a graduate of Full Sail University and also a 2002 graduate of William Penn Senior High School. He is a current member of York’s Comprehensive Planning Team with active involvement in Neighborhood Development and Economic Development committees.