Durham, NC, USA
Katina Parker is a filmmaker, photographer, journalist, and writer living in Durham, North Carolina, who creates films and shoots photos for Samsung, NBC Digital, Al Jazeera, the Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post. Parker is a 2016 recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship and a former instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies. In 2015, she received the Durham Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant as well as the Emerging Crises Oral History Research Fund Grant and was acknowledged by PBS as a leading civil rights photographer. Parker's current projects include curating We Have a Duty to Win, a traveling exhibition about the Black Lives Matter movement, and producing A Love Supreme: Black, Queer & Christian in The South; The Official Black Lives Matter Doc (working title); Truth. Be. Told, a doc series about Queer Black Visionaries; a doc about the Defend Durham movement; and The Baba Chuck Tribute. Previously, Parker co-produced and filmed FERGUSON: A REPORT FROM OCCUPIED TERRITORY (Fusion - ABC/Disney) and contributed to Whose Streets? (Magnolia Pictures). She received her MFA from the University of Southern California and her BA from Wake Forest University.