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Carlos Javier Ortiz

Chicago, IL


Carlos Javier Ortiz is a Chicago-based director, cinematographer, and documentary photographer who focuses on urban life, gun violence, racism, poverty, and marginalized communities. In 2016, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship for film/video. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY, and the Library of Congress. In addition, his photos were used to illustrate Ta-Nehisi Coates' “The Case for Reparations” (2014) in The Atlantic. His films We All We Got and A Thousand Midnights have screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, Los Angeles International Film Festival, AFI Film Festival, PBS Online Film Festival and Art Basel, Black and Blue, Stadtkino Basel cinema.

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