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Jodi Darby (b. 1971) is a queer 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 visionary rebellion and joy. She works 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 is the Education Director of POWGirls, a program that teaches a curriculum of video production and media literacy
to girls ages 15-19 as well as a professor at Portland State University's School of Art + Design.