This piece is part of our 21 Local Innovators To Watch roundup in the August 2022 print issue of District Fray. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Robin Bell is an artist and filmmaker whose work has been shown in the Corcoran Gallery and was commissioned to do a series of projections on the exterior of the Martin Luther King Library. He made more than 50 projections on the Trump International Hotel during Trump’s presidency.
District Fray: Why you do what you do
Robin Bell: I think that I have a way to tell stories that can help the world be a better place.
How you are helping
I think my art helps by visualizing the challenges we face. Most often shining a light on people who are doing the good work and challenging those who are not.
Who else is helping
There are too many to name, so will focus on two groups that do work feeding people in D.C. DC Central Kitchen is doing great work. hey teach folks how to cook and get jobs doing it. We Are Family does great work feeding low-income seniors in Shaw and Columbia Heights.
Where you escape in D.C.
Rock Creek Park.
Where you go to escape D.C.
There is no escaping D.C.
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