Documentary work is flourishing around the world today. From linear narrative storytelling on important issues to more conceptual, personal approaches, this is a glorious time for doing documentary work. This very special workshop will be a non-shooting experience with intensive discussions on topics ranging from Carlos and Ed’s artistic practice to their business models. Between these two instructors, they bring more than 60 years of cumulative experience in the fields of photojournalism, documentary photography and filmmaking. We will focus on the how Carlos and Ed use photography and film/video to create visual narratives, advocacy work and how to collaborate with creative partners and activists/NGOs/foundations/non-profits, writing and editing skills, grant writing, funding, and research.
Chicago Stories: Carlos Javier Ortiz and David Schallio Apr 11 — Jul 7, 2019
Join us for the opening reception of Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star and Chicago Stories: Recent Works by Carlos Javier Ortiz and David Schalliol.
In response to Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star, this exhibition showcases photographs and films by Carlos Javier Ortiz and David Schalliol pulled from the museum’s permanent collection and the Midwest Photographers Project (MPP). Both artists separately investigate forms of systemic racism in Chicago and beyond through the lens of individual stories.
Program mingles short African fiction films with documentary essays from the diaspora. Rich with the sights of Dakar, Marabout trails a police detective investigating street children, while in Senegal’s north two young cinephiles try to get into their local cinema in Samedi Cinema. In Twaaga, two brothers find that comic-book fantasies have real-life equivalents in revolution-torn 1987 Burkina Faso. Using one family’s poetic recollections, Carlos Javier Ortiz crafts a moving testament to the travels and travails of the Great Migration in A Thousand Midnights, while his We All We Got shows that black history—and the fight for change—is never in the past; it is now. Jojolo, an archival rediscovery from 1966, lyrically portrays a Haitian woman’s shift from Paris’s Right Bank to its Left.
San Joaquin Delta College LH Horton Jr Gallery presents Carlos Javier Ortiz WE ALL WE GOT November 9 - December 15, 2017 Artist Talk ~ November 9th • 12:30P.M. Opening Reception ~ November 9th • 5:30 P.M.
San Joaquin Delta College 5151 Pacific Ave Stockton, California 95207 (209) 954-5151
If you're in New York on Saturday, Oct. 14 10:30pm
come out to HBO Presents NYLFF 2017
We All We Got captures the poetic language of the streets: police helicopters flying over the city, music pooping out of cars, people talking smack on street corners, ambulances on the run and preachers hollering for the violence to stop after another young man is senselessly gunned down in the streets of Chicago.In this necessary documentary, Ortiz explores the consequences and devastation of youth violence in Chicago, IL.
Producer: Carlos Javier Ortiz
New York Latino Film Festival
SPECTRUM / 71 MINS
In This Program: Chatsworth, We All We Got, Elevated Remedies, The Night Shift, Marz
Free and open to the public, the exhibition will be mounted at Atlanta Legal Aid’s downtown Atlanta headquarters at 54 Ellis Street fromOctober 4 to November 4. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday, 12:00PM to 4:00 PM and by appointment.
Film Screening with Carlos Javier Ortiz
A special film screening from 8:00 – 9:00 PM will take place after the opening reception. Carlos Javier Ortiz will be showing three of his films, including the piece he did for Atlanta Legal Aid. A brief question and answer session will following the screening. This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance here.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:30PM
72 East Concord Street
Boston, MA 02118
Join Carlos Javier Ortiz, Clementina Chéry, Mark Barden, Thea L. James, John Rosenthal, and moderator Bindu Kalesan at Boston University on Thursday, September 28, 2017, for "Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers."
Ortiz, a Pulitzer Center grantee, is a director, cinematographer and documentary photographer who focuses on urban life, gun violence, racism, poverty and marginalized communities. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in a variety of venues and published in numerous magazines. Chéryis the founder, president, and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, a center for healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss. Barden is the managing director of Sandy Hook Promise. James is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, vice president of mission and associate chief medical officer at Boston Medical Center (BMC), assistant dean in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and director of the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program at BMC. Rosenthal is founder of Stop Handgun Violence.
Kalesan, an assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine and School of Public Heath, moderates the discussion.
Boston University is a Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium partner through its School of Public Health, Center for Global Health and Development, and College of Communications. Rebecca Kaplan, Pulitzer Center education specialist and Mellon/ACLS public fellow, joins Ortiz for this Campus Consortium visit. The event to discuss the human and social impact of gun violence is also in collaboration with the interdisciplinary BU Program on Global Health Storytelling.
South Side Home Movies:
A Thousand Midnights was selected for the 2017 PBS online film festival. You can see it here, along with many other cool shorts, beginning July 17! Please mark your calendars, Share with friends and please vote. Thank you all.
http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/coming-soon/ View free on line.
Join us for a multi-day summit hosted by the University of Chicago and composed of a group of distinguished international artists who will propose, examine, and challenge the ways in which creative cultural resistance can broaden our collective understanding of human rights.
Lola Arias / Jelili Atiku / Tania Bruguera / Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti of Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency / Carlos Javier Ortiz / Laurie Jo Reynolds
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 / Artist Presentations / 9:30am-6:30pm
Mon, May 1, 2017 / Artist Panel Discussions and Public Forum / 6-9pm
University of Chicago / Logan Center for the Arts / 915 E 60th St / Chicago, IL
Through artist performances and presentations on April 29 and a public forum on May 1, the summit will delve deeply into how artists are utilizing creative expression to frame conversations and advance action around myriad human rights issues, from criminal justice to LGBTQ rights, youth violence to poverty, immigration rights to refugee crises, and other areas where the personal intersects the political. Co-presented by the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, the Logan Center for the Arts, and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.
Migrations & Meditations: The Politics Of Movement
Thursday, March 23 at 7:30pm
Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building, Lower Level 105 14 E Jackson Blvd
For many, Chicago was not always “home.” In the early twentieth century, African Americans seeking to leave the racial climate of the American South behind and Mexican migrants seeking work far north of the border joined European migrants new to the city. Today, one out of seven residents of the state of Illinois is an immigrant; almost 34% of those migrants, who come from all over the world, live in Chicago.
Theatre capacity is 156; seating is available first come, first
Migrations & Meditations: The Politics Of Movement
A THOUSAND MIDNIGHTS
Director CARLOS JAVIER ORTIZ
Written by CARLOS JAVIER ORTIZ &TINA K SACKS
Producers CARLOS JAVIER ORTIZ &TINA K SACKS
Cinematographer CARLOS JAVIER ORTIZ
Editor CARLOS JAVIER ORTIZ
Runtime 13 MINUTES
BYP100 – New Orleans Chapter
Screens in Documentary Shorts: Part I, along with:
The Great Theater (Wielki Teatr)
WE ALL WE GOT
Carlos Javier Ortiz
(USA, 2015, 9 mins), Colorado Premiere
A stunning, heartbreaking, visual poem. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and the country’s recent focus on youth violence, police brutality, and marginalized communities, We All We Got is an elegy of urban America, and an intimate portrait of the people affected by gun violence in Chicago.
If you’re in town, come see “We All We Got” at the Milwaukee Film Festival September 25, 26 and October 5th, 2016. There’s a great line up of documentary shorts! buy tickets here:
The Economic Hardship Reporting Project presents a discussion with four of our video grantees about the process of making visual works that address important American aftermath issues, including: the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to the North; urban neglect; READ MORE
Join assistant curator of photography Michal Raz-Russo, Rebuild Foundation public engagement manager Kate Hadley Toftness, artist Faheem Majeed, and photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz for a discussion of black representation in images and the popular press. Discover and interact with memorabilia from the Stony Island Arts Bank archive that directly connect to Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem.
All if your in Athens, OH. We All We Got will screen at the 2016 Athens International Film + Video Festival Showing: Wednesday, April 6th at 5:00 PM. The Festival is sponsored by the Athens Center for Film and Video, a project of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University. Very proud to bring the film to the Athens International Film + Video Festival. And again thank you all for your support.#AthensInternationalFilmVideoFestival