joshua kissi

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Awards : 
CICLOPE 2023 : Silver award for Cinematography

GOOGLEbusiness as usual

One Show 2021 Shortlist

Vimeo Staff Pick

Joshua Kissi’s work as a Ghanaian-American Filmmaker, Photographer and Creative Director celebrates the vibrancy of communities through a cultural and historical lens.

He is the co-founder of See in Black, a collective of 80 Black photographers with the mission of elevating Black visibility – as well as TONL, a company transforming stock photography to reflect the diverse people and narratives that are often overlooked in traditional media today.

Joshua personifies the ideal of a self-generator – he’s constantly creating and making. His client list matches his A-level status with brands such as Nike, Hennessy or Google to name a few. His short film, Business as Usual (which he wrote and directed), earned him a place on the One Show’s shortlist. This year 2022, he was shortlisted New Director of the Year by Shots and Best New Director by AICP.

Joshua Kissi just won a Cannes Lions Grand Prix for his contribution to the Super Bowl Google Real Tone Camera campaign, helping improve the technology to more accurately highlight the nuances of diverse skin tones, and particularly people of color.

His values, his commitment to making the industry move and his aesthetic resonate deeply with Frenzy. We are proud to represent him in France. Welcome in the Frenzy family Joshua!


ESSENCE - Director Joshua Kissi Uncovers Nashville's Black Roots With 'For Love & Country'

HYPEBEAST - Joshua Kissi Created a New Film That Captures Questlove’s Far-Reaching Imagination

NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times Debuts New Phase of “Independent Journalism for an Independent Life” Campaign Featuring Questlove and a New Interactive Subscriber Experience

LBB - The New York Times Stokes Questlove's Curiosity in Film from Joshua Kissi

It's Nice That - The five most creative Super Bowl ads include work from Joshua Kissi and Grey New York

Muse - Google Unveils Its Super Bowl Ad With a New Song From Lizzo

Huffpost - Joshua Kissi’s Images Of Black Life Are Disrupting The Photography Industry


- Shots – New Director of the Year 2022 Shortlist
- AICP Best New Director Shortlist 2022
- Adweek - Creative 100 – Visionary Directors
- Huffpost – Culture Shifters 2021 Nominee
- Fast Company – Most Creative People 2018

Google 'Real Tone'
- Grand Prix Cannes Lions 2022 - Mobile Category
- The One Show 2022 - CMO PENCIL - GOLD PENCIL – Interactive Online Mobile
- D&AD 2022 Black pencil Product Design / Inclusive - Wood Pencil / Impact / Design

Google 'Business As Usual'
- The One Show 2021 Shortlist
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