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Jonathan Brooks is an award winning Photographer/Visual Artist, whose work has been exhibited in Art Basel Miami, New York City, Amsterdam, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Brooks' work was just featured in the emmy nominated 50th Anniversary video series highlighting the impact of National Endowment for the Arts, part of the At Home With Art Exhibit at the Miami Home And Remodeling Show, displayed at The Louvre in July, and used as decor in in the 20TH Century Fox summer film Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates starring Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron.
In June of 2015, Brooks was selected to attend the Creative Capital Foundation's Professional Development Program Workshop, in partnership with the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs and Florida State University, in Tallahassee, Florida. The foundation began as an initiative of the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts and invests in artists who shape the future. The workshop was funded by The National Endowment for the Arts.
His SKULL Series was featured on the I Could Never Love Like That episode of the CW Network's hugely popular award winning series The Vampire Diaries and his image Dreams is available at West Elm.
Brooks graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree double major in Advertising and Fine Art Photography and a minor in Marketing from the University of Miami. His studies in graphic design and architecture, and extensive backgrounds in the fashion industry and music industry have also helped to influence his work. He has numerous photography exhibitions to his credit and is currently working on his next.
His image Over The Rainbow was awarded $2,500 for the Best In Show 2014 Photo Of The Year at the inaugural Miami Photo Salon Festival during Miami's prestigious Art Week. At the beginning of the same week, his image Love Floats won 1,000 EUROS for Talenthouse's Creative Invite "Photograph your perfect moment of love,“ where it was featured on the exciting German TV primetime show 'Nur die Liebe zählt' (Only Love Counts), hosted by German SAT.1 Television.
He is a rare Miami native who has written and photographed reviews for GreatFoodList.com, was the shop owner of Jonathan Brooks Visual Arts on Etsy.com, and launched Teach&Greet Bilingual Greeting Cards on CardGnome.com. .
In July 2013, his photography was featured on one of the biggest billboards in Time Square, taking over the entire 25-story-tall massive digitally animated billboard. And at the end of 2013, as a Top Ten Finalist in Digital Photo Pro and HD Video Pro Magazine's 7th Annual Emerging Pro Still and Motion Competition he finished his first short film 5 SKULLS , which can be found on youtube.
He also the author of the self-published The True Cuba book that was funded on Kickstarter.com.
About Creative Capital
Creative Capital has awarded $35 million to 579 groundbreaking artists nationwide through funding, counsel and career development services. Their Professional Development workshops have empowered nearly 10,000 creative minds to strengthen their careers and enrich their communities.
About The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs is Florida's state arts agency. The Division promotes arts and culture as essential to quality of life for all Floridians. These diverse resources include arts in education, local arts agency, state service organization, theater, dance, folks arts, literature, media arts, museum, multidisciplinary, music, sponsor/presenter, and visual arts programs and projects.
About The National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.
About The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The series premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009.
The pilot episode attracted the largest audience for The CW of any series premiere since the network began in 2006. The first season averaged 3.60 million viewers and the show has received numerous award nominations, winning four People's Choice Award and many Teen Choice Awards.
About West Elm
West Elm (stylized as west elm) is an upscale retail store that features contemporary furniture designs and other housewares. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. There are currently 59 stores across 25 states in the United States, the Canadian provinces of Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec, as well as Puerto Rico, London, and Sydney, Australia. Customers are able to shop in-store, online, or through a catalog by calling a toll free number.
West Elm was founded in 2002 and the catalog was released in 2003.
About Miami Photo Salon
Miami Photo Salon is the first photo exclusive juried fine art photography art fair during Miami's prestigious art week. Foot traffic between visiting art fairs bring in thousands of visitors, both from the local community and international tourists.
Miami Photo Salon is a Festival created by the nonprofit Cuban American Phototheque Foundation.
Talenthouse brings brands together with artists who create content that connects with people.
Major brands on Talenthouse include: Absolut, adidas, BCBG, bing, Coca-Cola, Dolce & Gabbana, Glaceau VitaminWater, HP, Intel, Kleenex, Microsoft, Nikon, Nine West, Nokia, P&G, Samsung, Sony, Spotify, Virgin Mobile, Volkswagen and more. Celebrated talent projects include: A$AP Rocky, deadmau5, Eric Clapton, Paloma Faith, Tom Ford, Lady Gaga, Nas, Stan Lee, Paul McCartney, Linkin Park, Rankin, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, and U2, among others.
Talenthouse was co-founded in 2009 by Co-CEOs Amos Pizzey and Roman Scharf. The privately held company is funded by prominent investment groups including ProSiebenSat.1, Reliance Entertainment, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, 3TS Cisco Growth Fund, as well as high-profile individuals including Chris DeWolfe, William Lauder, Brett Ratner, Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, Jean Pigozzi and Gerard Butler. Talenthouse headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California, USA, with offices in New York and London.
About Nur die Liebe zählt (Only Love Courts)
Nur die Liebe zählt (Only Love Courts) is a widely popular and top German TV show that ran from 1993 to 2011 on German SAT.1 and returned to air in Germany in December 2014.
Kickstarter helps people fund creative projects and is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Kickstarter has been featured in NPR, CNN, The New York Times, Time, BBC, and Wired.
About The True Cuba Book
The True Cuba is a book by author Jonathan Brooks and was funded on Kickstarter. It was inspired by the controversial book Vamos a Cuba (Let's Go to Cuba) that was pulled from the public school's library system by the Miami-Dade School Board in 2006 for its inaccurate portrayal of Cuba and whose legal battle ended on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009.