Jon-Sesrie Goff is a filmmaker, multi-media artist, photographer and educator. His work explores identity through the image of the community. Goff has offered his lens to the recently released and award winning documentaries including, Out in the Night (POV, Logo 2015), Evolution of a Criminal(Independent Lens 2015), The New Black (Independent Lens 2014) among other projects across genres and he’s travelled extensively as a documentary photographer. Goff is the 2016 recipient of the Southern Foodways Alliance John Egerton Prize for his body of work that addresses social and environmental justice, through the lens of food. He is in the final stages of production for his documentary feature directorial debut After Sherman.
Goff studied sociology and economics at Morehouse College before completing his undergraduate studies at The New School and received his MFA from Duke University in Experimental and Documentary Arts.
In addition to his filmmaking and personal practice, Jon-Sesrie is currently the Museum Specialist for Film at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.