Visual Artist, Director, Cinematographer and Photographer
Experimental, Social realism
Carlos Javier Ortiz is an American Director, Cinematographer and Photographer
Carlos Javier Ortiz is a visual artist, he works with photography, experimental documentary films and text, projection projects and specializes in long-term documentaries that focus on urban life, gun violence, race, poverty and marginalized communities. Ortiz collaborates with his subjects by asking them to share their personal narratives and testimonials. His projects are collected and published and is exhibited internationally in galleries and museums. His work is in collections including the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture New York, NY, the MoCP, The International Museum of Photography, Rochester, New York and The Library of Congress, D.C., His work has appeared in: The Atlantic, The New York Times,Newsweek, Washington Post, Time Magazine, NPR, The Guardian, and Stern Magazine. He was a staff photographer for “Chicago In The Year 2000″, a yearlong project. In 2016 his film We All We Got won best documentary short at the 2016 Crested Butte Film Festival.