Joseph Benjamin Burney
Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices (IMAP)

J. Benjamin is a storyteller. He uses the mediums of film, photography, poetry, music, graphic design, and fashion to tell the stories of African Americans from three perspectives: the historical, spiritual, and personal. His artwork works to dismantle the negative images construed by racism and attempts to develop a unifying national identity for African Americans. He uses multiple mediums to create mosaic collages, which pull from contrasting elements of our culture and create an inclusive depiction of African American life.