Derek Sturdivant is a cinematographer currently studying at SVA. After moving to New York City three years ago, from Baltimore, to continue studying film and art, he found himself involved in a variety of different projects from music videos to experimental films. Minimalism and a fluid aesthetic is the ultimate goal in all of his creative work. When he has down time he spends it painting, sketching, and collaborating with others because it's important to him to make inclusive Art. His most recent work was on The Each-Other Project's webseries, Modern Day Black Gay. He bases his worth ethic from a quote he often heard during his childhood "To whom much is given, much is required."