Amandla Baraka is a self-taught Director and Photographer raised in Montclair, NJ with strong roots in Newark, New Jersey. Amandla established herself as a photographer through fashion which eventually transformed into fashion filmmaking. She spent a year directing short video content for Pyer Moss before she was hired to direct the “Focus Breathe-In” Global Adidas campaign. Shortly after that, she was hired to direct two music videos for RCA signed artist, Wesson Desir.
Now based in Brooklyn, NY — Her experiences influence her contemplative images, capturing the stillness in a passing moment and what that might translate to. Her video work is an homage to empathy, humanity, and curiosity.