Emily Grandcolas

San Francisco, CA

     Emily Grandcolas is a documentary filmmaker and photographer from Northern California who holds a B.A. in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California. Her work focuses on social issues in global cultures, identity and the various social systems that mold it. 

     Known for her work on short documentary films such as As the River Goes and her 2016 video installation, CLASSIFIED, her most recent photo essay Queens in the Medina explores the development of a social arts and community house in the heart of Marrakech, Morocco. Grandcolas has also been recognized for her work for Outlast Filmmaking Camp as a mentor and leadership organizer. Her work has been on display at the Gayle and Ed Roski Master of Fine Arts Gallery and the USC Fisher Museum of Art.

     Through well crafted, character driven work, Grandcolas endeavors to explore and inform by fostering a deeper understanding of an issue.

      She actively works for her pieces to have a life beyond the boundaries of their frames, expressing her passion for implementing art to create social change.