Isaac Julien(1960-), Artist and film maker
Sitter in 3 portraits
British film producer and conceptual artist. Founding member of the black film and video workshop, Sankofa, which produced his award-winning drama-documentary Looking for Langston (1989) about the African-American poet Langston Hughes. His first feature film Young Soul Rebels (1991) won him international acclaim. Nominated for the 2001 Turner Prize for his films Vagabondia and The Long Road to Mazatla, made in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Javier de Frutos. His work is held in many international collections including Tate (London), the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Centre Pompidou (Paris). Awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours, 2017.
Watch a film clip on the artist from the BBC Archive in the Media section below