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In order to create his photographs, Will Connally writes short stories and makes drawings describing the characters who have just vacated the scene. His current Lake Elster Series follows a handful of characters in various settings,  all connected through the northern lake. He draws inspiration for his original work from literary sources including Franz Kafka, Edith Wharton, and J.D. Salinger, as well as film noir, and amateur theater productions.

Connally received his MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In June 2015, he conducted a residency at The Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada.  He was recently awarded a Professional Fellowship in Photography from The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and has artwork in the permanent collection of Cranbrook Art Museum. Connally teaches photography and video art at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

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