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Jamil Baldwin




Where Jamil Baldwin was born and where he calls home are mere miles away, but feel like lifetimes apart. Most days are spent with his relatives and friends, quietly interrogating the space between them called family; pondering the implications of being from a place; and how does one’s existence reconcile the space between individual and collective history.

Private as it’s kept, his writing is his primary mode of expression. However it informs his more public photography practice. His series, "Fieldnotes on How Roots Flourish Without Soil," was featured at the Belfast Photo Festival, Lagos Photo Festival, the Vermont Center of Photography, and included in the following publications: Summer of Something Special, JRNL, and Callaloo. Fieldnotes was also selected to be exhibited as part of the inaugural Google Image Equity Fellowship.

His most recent body of work "Origins of Othering" was featured at the Sculpture Center through Salim Green’s "Dark Forest Theory" and at Band of Vices through a partnership with the Getty Museum.

Separately, Baldwin co-founded LocallyGrownTV, a radically-centered digital TV initiative that reimagines TV from before for the now, as a way to reclaim imagery and representation. It was featured in WIRED magazine and mentioned in The New Yorker.