Carlos Javier Ortiz receives Guggenheim Fellowship

April 12, 2016

Carlos Javier Ortiz

Congratulations to 2015 BMRC Fellow Carlos Javier Ortiz on receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship in Film / Video. Carlos plans to use the Guggenheim Fellowship to develop his next project, which is series of short films chronicling the contemporary stories of Black Americans who came to the North during the Great Migration. Beginning with his mother-in-law’s story, Carlos is exploring the legacy of the Great Migration a century after it began. For Carlos, who moved back and forth between Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland as a child, the story of a displaced people in search of stability and economic opportunity resonates with his own.