Shantell Martin: This Is What An Artist Looks Like
Who gets to call themselves an artist? The term didn’t come naturally, or easily, to East London native Shantell Martin, who says that, growing up, the idea of living life as an artist was not something she could totally comprehend. “You know, I drew as a child,” she says. “We all draw as children. I never knew it was art, because I didn't have artists around me. I didn't have galleries around me. I didn't have museums around me, so I didn't know it was art.” Now, of course, she does.
Nominated for an Academy Award®, this devastating short film tells the story of the country’s oldest interracial newlyweds. Edith and Eddie are deeply in love, but that’s not where the story ends.
5 Parts | 12 min This series features distinct perspectives on, pathways to, and experiences of homelessness. The 2015 interviews were conducted while each subject was having a portrait painted or drawn, as part of a project called Face New York. https://www.bowery.org/donate/
The Loving Generation
4 Parts | 37 min The 1967 Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia overturned all laws forbidding interracial marriage. The Loving Generation tells the story of how a generation of Americans born to one black and one white parent experience race and identity in a divided United States.
In the late ‘60s, California university campuses were teeming with new ideas. This group of UCLA students put them in a magazine called Gidra.