Raymond Thompson Jr. is a photographer whose work focuses on race, identity and contested histories. He currently works as a Multimedia Producer at West Virginia University and is working on an MFA in photography from West Virginia University. He has received his MA in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in American studies from the University of Mary Washington. His freelance clients include The New York Times, ProPublica, Google, Buzzfeed News, Merrell, NBC News, and the Associated Press. Thompson is based in Morgantown, WV.