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ANDY FERNANDEZ

Andy Fernandez is a video artist and photographer based in Washington, DC.  His first short film Risers examines undocumented immigrant youth and cultural identity. On September 2015, he was recognized as Filmmaker of the Month by the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment. His work has been featured in the Washington Post’s photography blog InSight (7/16), and was recently included in the emerging artist group show Hustle (5/16).  He has several projects in-development, including an untitled project focused on the undocuqueer movement.  His work is currently featured in Gateways (12/16), an exhibit on Latino migration organized by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum.

 
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AIDEN KOROTKIN

Aiden Korotkin is a DC-based Director of Photography and award-winning Editor. A graduate of Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, he has won two awards for his editing: a Gold Hermes Award for his documentary on the Vermont Healthcare system for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and an Honorable Mention Hermes Award for his promotional video for Calvary Women’s Services. Aiden operates AK Productions, a video production company for businesses and individuals. He has also worked with musical artists such The Knocks, as well as bands local to DC.  

 
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SADIE BARNETTE


Sadie Barnette is from Oakland, California. She earned her BFA from CalArts and her MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally at venues including The Studio Museum in Harlem, the California African American Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, The Mistake Room, Self Help Graphics, Charlie James Gallery, Ever Gold Projects, Papillion Gallery, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, and Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa. Named as one of the “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know” by the Huffington Post, Barnette has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian UK, Artforum, Artillery Magazine, The Fader, and SFAQ, among other publications. Her work is in the permanent collections of museums such as The Pérez Art Museum in Miami, the California African American Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem.  In 2017 Barnette will have a solo exhibition at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California at Davis.  She lives and works in Oakland, CA and Compton, CA and is represented by Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles.

 

RANDI GLOSS

Randi Gloss is a DC-raised social entrepreneur, activist & writer. Her brand GLOSSRAGS, is committed to conscious consumerism through critically crafted designs that are a catalyst for social activism & discourse. The signature "And Counting" Collection of apparel does the necessary work of memorializing black men and women who've lost their lives at the hands of police and trigger-happy citizens. The "Stay Woke" Collection challenges us to remain vigilante during our everyday lives and routines.

Through GLOSSRAGS Media Co., Randi is working to produce meaningful media focused on telling critical, unheard narratives of Black Americans. Her work is featured in Fast Company, Complex, The Fader, Essence, Nylon Magazine and other publications.