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 seek 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 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 developed curriculum and taught in Portland State University's School of Art + Design, Portland YouthBuilders,
Open Signal Community Media, POWGirls, the Bodecker Foundation and Outside the Frame, a film program for
houseless youth. She currently teaches in the Video and Sound department at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.