400 North Creative
Doug Barrett owner of 400 North Creative
An African American photographer & cinematographer, internationally recognized, currently based in Kansas.
I am a photographer because I believe that relationships foster a deliberate life. Relationships are the core of collaboration and intimate storytelling. Relationships create change.
My personal work documenting justice issues, and marginalization communites in America is where I find these deep relationships and conversations. I believe the camera is an overlooked sacred tool, in which simultaneously holds the power of that of a striking hammer when used properly. The documentation of history and the world for posterity and the educative process have been the main drivers for my work, both in learning and in sharing. It is my belief, education leads to empathy, which is the first step in any change for good or justice.
For me It is about powerful, long-form, visual storytelling. Pretty pictures are great but what is the impact. In this life, you are here for what you do. What you are willing to give to, in finding your own voice and eye.
Doug completed his undergraduate degree from St Augustine’s University and completed graduate school from Southwestern College where he holds a M.S in Security Administration. Doug has work in the permanent collection at the Ulrich Museum, and the Mariana Kistler Beach Museum of Art.
FAA Part 107-certified drone pilot.
Doug is a regular contributor on social media; @everydayblackamerica, @everydayprojects, and @everydayruralamerica.
Doug’s editorial clients include Bloomberg News, TIME Magazine, National Geographic, Politico, New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle, CNN, AARP, and has been featured on the Nasdaq billboard in Times Square NYC. Doug has also be featured on VICE, Foxnews, and BBC World News for his work.
His professional organizations include NPPA, ASMP, NABJ, is on the board of advisors for the Friends of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, The Manhattan KS Area of Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Chair of the City of Manhattans Arts and Humanities Board, Vice President of the Black Entrepreneurs of the Flint Hills, and New Territory Magazine Board of Directors.