Jodi Darby (b. 1971) is a media artist, activist and educator specializing in experimental video and photography.
Her work reflects an interest in re-purposing history, mapping the changing North American landscape and
finding beauty in that which has been discarded and abandoned.
Her projects deal with rebellion and joy and her work seeks to amplify stories that often go unheard while pushing
back at the narratives of dominant culture. She has collaborated with members of the Black Panther Party, the Dineh
Nation, the Bolivian Anarcha-Feminist collective Mujeres Creando and the American Indian Movement.
Her most recent documentary Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon which she co-directed
with Julie Perini and Erin Yanke, has won multiple awards and has been programmed internationally.
Darby has worked as a Media Educator at Portland Youthuilders, Youth Programs Director at Open Signal Community Media, Education Director of POWGirls, a program that teaches a curriculum of video production and media literacy
to girls and non-binary youth, an instructor at Outside the Frame, a film program for houseless youth, and a professor at Portland State University's School of Art + Design. She is currently the Youth Programs Manager
at the Bodecker Foundation in Portland, Oregon.