Benita Carr is an independent video producer, arts educator and artist committed to bold, innovative forms of storytelling and production. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Benita pulled up roots
and moved to Atlanta inspired by the deep South’s rich narrative tradition. Her journey began by documenting the streets and
social landscape looking for stories that reflected the world moving around her. Eventually she turned the camera inward in search of a more authentic self. This realization led to mature bodies of work exploring themes of female identity, motherhood and desire.
Benita’s photography, video art and multimedia site specific installations have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Joyce Elaine Grant Award, Texas Women’s University; Artist in Communities Initiative Grant, Fulton County Arts Council and Finalist, Emerging Artist Award, Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco.
Benita’s experience as a teacher and artist has translated to her work producing high quality commercial, corporate and non-profit video. Her vision, creativity, strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills have been utilized by many corporate and institutional clients including Mercedes, Porsche, Cisco Systems, Fiserv, Southwest Airlines, Reebok, Samsung, CARE,
The High Museum and others.