ABOUT THE ARTIST
dream hampton’s film credits include: Director of Treasure: From Tragedy to Transjustice, Mapping a Detroit Story, I AM ALI, Prop 47 PSA ; Co-Executive Producer on An Oversimplification of Her Beauty; Co-Producer on BET Black Girls Rock, Behind the Music: Notorious B.I.G (Emmy); Writer for BET Honors Awards ; and Associate Producer on The Russian Winter . dream also directed the music video QueenS for TheeSatisfaction, which NPR named one of their Most Stylish Music Videos of 2012.
hampton has written about music, culture and politics since 1990. She was a contributor to Vibe magazine for its first 15 years. Her articles have been published in The Village Voice, Spin, The Detroit News, Harper’s Bazaar, NPR, The Source, Essence, and Ebony.
hampton’s essays have also been included in more than a dozen anthologies, including Born To Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic, 2009 (edited by Michael Eric Dyson) and Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness, 2012 (edited by Rebecca Walker). hampton collaborated with Jay-Z on the New York Times bestselling book, Decoded.
She is a consultant at MomsRising, and a board member for the National Civil Rights Organization Color of Change. hampton serves on the boards of Young Nation, Detroit Summer and Write A House, all in her hometown, Detroit, Michigan. hampton is currently the 2015 Visiting Artist at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts where she teaches “From Moments to Movements,” a course on 21st century activism, new media and new narratives.
To see more work by dream hampton, visit www.dreamhampton.com.
Top Right Photo Credit: Corine Vermeulen
Top Left Photo Credit: Karpov The Wrecked Train
***UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, dream hampton’s Art X Detroit project has been canceled.
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