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Robert Johnson III 

Grad Student
Environmental Art + Social Practice MFA Candidate 

Robert Johnson III is an artist /photographer/ filmmaker whose work explores the black cultural identity, liberation, migration and the concept of home. 

His work explores a reframing (positive) of the black identity through the use of analog film and archives to examine blackness in America and how that idea has survived, evolving and is reinventing itself, despite the historical inequities, systemic injustices and environmental traumas that are navigated by Black Americans. 

With themes of resilience, representation, education, struggle and joy, his practice reinterprets his familial (photographic) archive, cultural ephemera and his maternal ritual of quilting, weaving the past and the present, as a contemporary black aesthetic for a future that is now.