Justin Francis

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For the American football player, see Justin Francis (American football).

Justin Francis is a New York-based director/photographer. He has directed music videos for Alicia Keys, Jessica Sanchez, B.o.B, Weezer, The Fray, Kelly Clarkson, Nicole Scherzinger, Modest Mouse, Young the Giant, Demi Lovato, Amos Lee, Timbaland, Mariah Carey, Trey Songz, Jaguar Wright, Obie Trice, Cashis, Stat Quo, Kill Hannah, Dropping Daylight, Melody Thornton, Carly Rae Jepsen and Busta Rhymes (co-directed with Benny Boom).[1]

As part of The Saline Project, Justin has also co-directed videos for Eminem, 50 Cent, Gwen Stefani, The Black Eyed Peas, The Roots, The Hives, The Cure, Keane, Mobb Deep, Daddy Yankee, Young Buck, Sugarcult, The Mars Volta, Demi Lovato and Nappy Roots.[2]

Justin's work with Alicia Keys on "Unbreakable" won "Outstanding Video" at the 37th NAACP Image Awards.[3] His video for the Alicia Keys song "No One"[4] was granted "Best R&B Video" at the 2008 MVPA Awards.[5]

In addition to directing music videos and commercials, Francis has undertaken photography projects all over the world. He shot publicity photos for The Roots to promote their album, The Tipping Point. His photos have been featured on album covers and distributed internationally on records, CDs, and posters.[6]

Justin Francis also served as the Director of Photography's apprentice under Matthew Libatique on the film Requiem for a Dream (2000).


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