Zaire Love is an award-winning filmmaker, music maker, and writer whose mission is to honor, amplify, and archive the stories and voices of the Black South concentrating her work in Memphis, TN and Mississippi. Her artistry is an ode to being Black and southern in America because the Black South has always had meaningful “cornbread” to share. In her TEDx talk, Baby Hair + Hot Sauce = Embrace What They Ain’t, she talks about the power that Black women [Beyonce and Fannie Lou Hamer] from the South possess and how that power of embracing what others are not is the power that makes them legendary. Zaire is a graduate of Spelman College [BA], Houston Baptist University [M.Ed], and the University of Mississippi [MFA].
Zaire is currently making and creating with her studio, Creative Cornbread. She is also the Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker for the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi.
corn•bread: knowledge, facts, and authentic art that raises the consciousness of those who partake.
in the skillet...
IF/THEN X HULU FOR SLICE DOCUMENTARY | 2021
THE CATALYST COHORT | MADE IN HER IMAGE | 2021
NPN’S SOUTHERN ARTIST FOR SOCIAL CHANGE RECIPIENT | 2021
INDIE MEMPHIS | BLACK SCREENWRITER FELLOW | 2020
SOUTHERN DOCUMENTARY FUND | RESEARCH + DEVELOPMENT GRANT 2020
WALTER ANDERSON CURATORIAL FELLOW 2020
CROSSTOWN ARTS RESIDENCY | MEMPHIS, TN | FEBRUARY- MAY 2020
MAGNIFYING GLASS FELLOWSHIP OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL | DECEMBER 2019
SOUTHERN FOODWAYS ALLIANCE FILM INTERNSHIP | JUNE 2019
GRADUATE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP | JUNE 2019
RURAL PROJECT GRANT | INDIE GRITS | DECEMBER 2018
BLACK CREATORS FELLOWSHIP | INDIE MEMPHIS NOVEMBER 2018