Brittany Nelson uses the toxic chemicals of old school photography techniques like tintype and Mordancage to create highly detailed abstract images. Watch our profile video to learn more about her process, and look for her work at VOLTA New York with Morgan Lehman Gallery. Visit http://creative-capital.org to browse work by other groundbreaking artists!

Remember those zoetropes you had as a kid showing the silhouette of a galloping race horse? Baltimore artist Eric Dyer has developed the concept of this pre-cinema device to stunning results. For his Creative Capital project, "Short Ride," he is building a massive tunnel you can walk through with thousands of moving parts. We interviewed Eric during his recent exhibition at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. Visit our website to learn more about Eric Dyer and "Short Ride": http://creative-capital.org/projects/view/727.

In March, writer Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (2013 Literature, Theo Westenberger Awardee) took over the former Hotel Theresa space in Harlem to create an installation of works by various artists to honor the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination. The installation, entitled "Take This X," correlates with her Creative Capital project, "It Is Written," a book that will explore African-American literacy under slavery and freedom as haunted by opposing strains of revolt and domination. Read more about Sharifa and "It is Written" here: http://creative-capital.org/projects/view/766. Creative Capital's video profiles are supported by The O'Grady Foundation.