Who I am
Kahari Black is a Chicago community member, working artist, and media maker. While simultaneously freelancing and pushing forward personal projects, you can catch Kahari image making to tight deadlines as a Visuals Editor over at the South Side Weekly. Facilitating and teaching high school students media broadcast skills at Hyde Park Academy and attempting to jump start a small video production company called Savemoney Creative Studios.
Kahari is a native south side Chicagoan, graduate of Whitney Young Magnet High School, a former Americorps Public Allies fellow, a college dropout who wants an undergrad degree to make his mother smile, plus a member & advocate of Chicago's booming creative and media scene.
What Im Up To
Currently, you can find Kahari feverishly trying to execute projects rooted in different multi-media storytelling techniques. Kahari is always excited to experiment with new toolkits and can be found making use of the following: illustration, design, collage, photography, audio interviews, or documentary style filmmaking.
Usually in cahoots and collaboration with different circles here in Chicago such as: journalist, musicians, or organizers. Kahari is also one of the original members of the Savemoney Art Collective. Alongside KAMI, Sterling Hayes, Nikko Washington, Joey Purp, Frankinstev, Towkio, Troy Gueno, and Vic Mensa.
Out of which many of these practices have evolved. One of his long term vision is to one day create an audio/visual production company not only as a profession but as resource to empower more youth through arts & media.