Lydia Hicks has had her wildlife photography published with National Geographic. Her cinematography has premiered at Sundance. A traveling filmmaker, Lydia’s contributions have taken her across the United States, beyond oceans into South Africa, Ecuador, and Qatar. A connection with the animal kingdom and globally oppressive social-economic paradigms have led Lydia to become both educator and activist. She infuses insights into identity politics concerning generational poverty, race, gender and sexual orientation into her work. Her current work, Black in the Water, is a multi-channel video installation that explores people of color and their relationships with water.