Juwan J. Holmes
Founder & Curator, PRISM Collaborative
Co-Founder, Humans of Hip Hop ● Creator of the ‘Photoview’ ● Prince Scholar and SuperFan ●
Also Known FOr: SPike Lee-Read “You Are A Prince to Us” ● #FUCKVIce Boycott and Activism ● Filming Jay-Z ●
Selected Arts: Acting, Creative Writing, Dramatic Arts, Entertainment, Film, Journalism, Music, Poetry, Screenwriting, Songwriting, Theatre
Juwan Holmes is a Brooklyn-born, self-proclaimed multipotentialite (noun – a person who is strongly talented in multiple creative arts) and Curator of the PRISM Collaborative. He has attained notable feats as a photographer, writer, journalist, media commentator, model, videographer, youth developer, advocate, and more. He co-founded and served as the photographer and writer for Humans of Hip Hop, a photojournalist publication dedicated to documenting figures in hip hop culture. Juwan is tirelessly dedicated to serving and fostering creative opportunities for others.
His presence and work in various mediums has reached hundreds of thousands through prestigious and recognized individuals, institutions, and publications – seen at Columbia University, New York University, The New School, The Guggenheim Museum, and The Aperture Gallery; published by Tinder, Bustle, Genius.com, The Shade Room, Hollywood Unlocked, and Medium; and recognized by Spike Lee, Will Smith, Fabolous, Dr. Funkenberry, Michael Smith, Jemele Hill, and Clarkisha Kent, among others.
CURATOR, Prism Collaborative
PRISM is my dream project – creating environments and opportunities for collaboration and/or the promotion of such in the arts. PRISM IMAGES was the beginning of a vision that is being developed on a much larger scale. Now, PRISM is becoming a reality that I hope to share – and grow – with others. PRISM Apparel promotes ideals of selflessness, originality, and equity, which is often lost or hidden from view.
COMMUNITY EDITOR, Genius
Under my pseudonym ‘Kydd Karma’, I have amassed over 35,000 IQ points as an annotator, transcriber, and verified artist on the community-driven music site Genius (formally known as RapGenius). I was selected and crested an editor in November 2016.
LWOS.LIFE is a Lifestyle, Arts and Culture Magazine published by the Last Word on Sports Network. Last Word On Sports Inc. is a company that encompasses type media and radio and manages 20+ sports websites. Our aim is to provide casual readers with critical commentary, analysis and critique of anything from movies to travel destinations, while always looking to improve the value we give to our dedicated readers. Our content extends across three areas: Entertainment, Food & Drink, and Lifestyle.
I became a Contributor and later, a Columnist, in 2019.
FMR. PROGRAM COORDINATOR, Vivid Imagination Program
Vivid Imagination is an organization of unique, unmatched quality in media and education within urban environments. As both a former participant and current partner of the organization, I have developed qualities and learned skills that are not presented to those in inner cities or public educational spaces where they are needed more than ever. We work hard to bring those skills and qualities to as many youth as possible, whether it’s through digital media, visual arts, or life and career development workshop. With innovative curriculum and creative methods, Vivid Imagination is leading the way.
Credits Accrued at Vivid Imagination:
- Screenwriter, “N.E.R.D.S.” Episode 1-6
- Writer/Editor, “Rolling the Dice”
- Producer, “Truth Behind Mistakes