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.
2006 - 2011
Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School
Loyola University New Orleans
St. Louis Magazine, A-List Awards: For original series, Smoke City
LaunchCode's Moonshot Awards: Nominee for Collaboration Award
Upcoming, Tuko Sasa, SubCulture Lab at Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City
Art is Revolution, Augmented Reality 3D exhibition by Huffpost, RYOT<, and All Black Creatives
Saint Scrimmage Photo Exhibition, Chicago Art Department, Chicago
Smoke City Documentary Premiere and Speech, St. Louis Art Museum
Screening of Smoke City and Q&A, Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Law & Disorder Panel, Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary:
Speech on The Power of Digital Storytelling vs Content Creation, for Brands Who Want to Connect with their Audience, EQ Leadership Labs
Speech on the Art of Digital Storytelling as a Catalyst for Change, Midwest Digital Marketing Conference
Keynote Speech on the Power of Digital Storytelling, University of Missouri, St. Louis