THE PHOTOGRAPH

I regularly work as a story editor and researcher for documentary makers, but the film I've worked most closely and diligently on is The Photograph, by filmmaker Sherman de Jesus. 

International premiere DOC NYC, 2021: Using the only known photo of his grandfather, filmmaker Sherman De Jesus illuminates the legacy of prolific photographer James Van Der Zee. Van Der Zee took historic and elegant portraits of the Black community during the Harlem Renaissance when images of Black joy were still rare. De Jesus’s single photograph unspools several proud generations of Black New York City life and photography.  – Kim Garcia