Christian Padron  is a filmmaker and photographer based in Harlem. A Parsons photographic scholar and MFA graduate, Christian’s work is known for its complex, gorgeous, and intimate portrayals of people of color, and for its brilliant uses of movement and music. Christian’s film “Process,” with composer Samora Pinderhughes, is about grieving and loss in our tumultuous times, amidst the pandemic and premature death caused by systems of white supremacy. It won Best Experimental Film at the Blackstar Film Fest. Christian directed the short film “Grief,” commissioned by Carnegie Hall for their “Voices of Hope” festival, and wrote and directed “The Veil” for the Magnum Foundation and “Music Is Black History.” In 2017, Christian won the Redefining the Image of Black Masculinity Aperture competition organized with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. In music, Christian has made clips for Alicia Keys, The Lox, Cousin Neighbour’s JGivens, and John Givez.