Cami Thomas

Featured in Teen Vogue, NPR, HuffPost and more, Cami Thomas is a documentary filmmaker, photojournalist, professional marketer, and writer. 

In 2017, Cami directed Smoke City, a documentary series and collection of episodes that explores post-Ferguson St. Louis, and attempts to dismantle the racial divide by introducing viewers to the city's most misunderstood residents.

She displayed her first photojournalism project titled Saint Scrimmage in a solo exhibition at the Chicago Art Department on August 29th 2019, as part of the AMFM Pink Things Pop-Up. She was a featured artist in an augmented reality 3D exhibition by Huffpost, RYOT, and All Black Creatives titled, Art is Revolution. Her next exhibition will be held in Kansas City, MO at the as part of the reflect/project SubCulture Lab at Mid-America Arts Alliance, November 2020. 

Cami is currently a Harvard Fellow as part of the Commonwealth Project through the Charles Warren Center. 

By day, Cami is a marketing professional, having worked with national and international brands, while by night she navigates life behind the lens, as a content creator. Cami speaks on race relations in America, the importance of digital storytelling as a catalyst for change, art as activism, and how brands can utilize storytelling techniques to better connect with their audience.

Cami freelances both nationally and internationally on projects including: marketing and brand strategy, photo and video production, creative consulting, and film production.

Education 

2006 - 2011

Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School

2011-2015

Loyola University New Orleans

Awards 

2019

St. Louis Magazine, A-List Awards: For original series, Smoke City​

2019

LaunchCode's Moonshot Awards: Nominee for Collaboration Award

Exhibitions 

2020

Upcoming, Tuko Sasa, SubCulture Lab at Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City

2020

Art is Revolution, Augmented Reality 3D exhibition by Huffpost, RYOT<, and All Black Creatives

2019

Saint Scrimmage Photo Exhibition, Chicago Art Department, Chicago 

Speaking Engagements

2019

Smoke City Documentary Premiere and Speech, St. Louis Art Museum

2019

Screening of Smoke City and Q&A, Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

2019

Law & Disorder Panel, Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary:

2019

Speech on The Power of Digital Storytelling vs Content Creation, for Brands Who Want to Connect with their Audience, EQ Leadership Labs

2018

Speech on the Art of Digital Storytelling as a Catalyst for Change, Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

2018

Keynote Speech on the Power of Digital Storytelling, University of Missouri, St. Louis

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