Vanessa Black

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New York-based filmmaker, photographer and multimedia artist Van Black’s cinematic storytelling delicately captures the nuances of life, celebrating people as the everyday heroes in her projects. She has brought her lens and authenticity to projects for brands such as Gap, Athleta, Absolut and Cadillac. Black’s “Be a Witness: VIACOM x Witness” projection mapping project earned a 2016 PromaxBDA Award for ‘Best PSA Campaign.’  
Through her personal drive she has collaborated with Al Gore, The United Nations, UNICEF, Appian Way, teen activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Rita Ora along with scores of passion projects including conflict journalism during events such as the Ukrainian Revolution. 
Leveraging a counterculture lens to examine politics, Black’s work has earned widespread media recognition, landing in top publications such as National Geographic, CNN, VICE, Rolling Stone, HuffPost, Esquire, Mic, Upworthy, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, i-D Magazine, BuzzFeed, MSNBC, The Guardian, BBC and more.