Director of Visual Content
John is the Director of Visual Content at the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP). He has worked as a documentary photographer, visual artist and filmmaker for more than 25 years. John has directed and produced several cutting-edge multimedia projects including collaborative work with poet Claudia Rankine. In 2014 he completed his first feature length documentary film entitled, “The Cooler Bandits,” which was awarded best documentary at the 2014 Harlem International Film Festival. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally including the Brooklyn Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Redcat (Los Angeles), OK Harris Works of Art (NYC), The Smithsonian Museum (DC), Pulitzer Arts Foundation (MO), La Panaderia (Mexico City), Aeroplastics Contemporary, (Brussels) and Fieldgate Gallery (London). His work has appeared in print including the Atlantic Monthly, Art in America, Artforum, The New York Times and Vogue magazine.