BlackStar creates the spaces and resources needed to uplift the work of Black, Brown and Indigenous artists working outside of the confines of genre. We do this by producing year-round programs including film screenings, exhibitions, an annual film festival, a filmmaker seminar, a film production lab, and a journal of visual culture. These programs provide artists opportunities for viable strategies for collaborations with other artists, audiences, funders, and distributors.
Seen is BlackStar's journal of film and visual culture. Issue 002 was released Spring 2021
Cover image from T, directed by Keisha Rae Witherspoon.
Dessane Lopez Cassell — Guest Editor
Caroline Washington — Art Director
Nehad Khader — Managing Editor
Leo Brooks — Design Associate
Imran Siddiquee — Communications Director
Jasmine Weber — Essays Editor
Kavita Rajanna — Interviews & Essays Editor
Yasmine Espert — Profiles & Reviews Editor
Sydney Alicia Rodriguez — Program Associate
Shauna Swartz — Copyeditor
Maori Karmael Holmes — Founding Editor