Professor Angela Davis
Professor Angela Davis is an activist, a writer and Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests are feminism, African-American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music, social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons. Professor Davis is the founder of the US anti-prisons campaigning organisation Critical Resistance. She first met Stuart at the 1991 Black Popular Culture Conference.
Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr
Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is one of the leading scholars of African-American literature, a historian, a filmmaker and a public intellectual. Professor Gates currently serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Professor Gates was a friend and close colleague of Stuart’s over many years.
Steve McQueen is a Turner Prize-winning video artist and Oscar-winning producer, director and screenwriter whose films include Hunger (2008), Shame (2011), and 12 Years a Slave (2013), which won the Academy Award for best film in 2014. In 2016 Steve McQueen was honoured with the prestigious British Film Institute Fellowship. In 2020 he created and directed Small Axe, an anthology consisting of five films which tell distinct stories about the lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1960s to the 1980s. He worked with Stuart as a board member for Iniva.
Sue Woodford-Hollick OBE (Lady Hollick) is a businesswoman, former television journalist, and founding commissioning editor of multicultural programmes at Channel 4 Television. Professor Stuart Hall was a close colleague and friend during her time in television. As Chair of Arts Council England-London, Sue worked with Stuart Hall on the development of Rivington Place.
Isaac Julien is a leading international film and video artist, producing work for cinema, television and art galleries. His film projects include Playtime (2014), Ten Thousand Waves (2010), and Western Union: Small Boats (2007). Isaac worked on several film projects with Stuart over many years, including Kapital (2013).
Jess Hall is Stuart’s son. He is a filmmaker and cinematographer. His feature film credits include Hot Fuzz, The Spectacular Now and Ghost in the Shell. In 2009 Jess was invited into the British Society of Cinematographers. In 2013 he was invited to become a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Based in California, Jess is a visiting lecturer at the American Film Institute.
David A Bailey is a writer, curator and cultural facilitator. He is Director of the International Curators Forum (ICF). David met Stuart at Goldsmiths in the 1980s where their conversation about the black visual arts began. Years later, this conversation led to Stuart becoming the Chair of Iniva (the Institute of International Visual Arts) and Autograph ABP.