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Jamaica Gilmer

Jamaica Gilmer is a relentless hope architect, strategist, storyteller, photographer, and curator. She is the founder and director of The Beautiful Project, an arts collective that centers Black women and girls as the authorities over their own narratives. Jamaica helms TBP’s curating and organizing efforts in partnership with families, organizations, and institutions. A graduate of Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications, she is a highly influential speaker sharing insight across the nation as a guest lecturer, keynote, and panelist. She is the lead curator of TBP’s most recent exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, called Pens, Lens, and Soul: The Story of The Beautiful Project. For the past 20 years, Jamaica has used images to document the breadth of vision and sight of revolutionaries and organizers. The range of her visual storytelling can be found at

Bio Sep 2020