2014 Film/Theatre Kresge Fellow, hampton's film credits include: Director: "Treasure: From Tragedy to Transjustice, Mapping a Detroit Story"/Director: “Black August (2010)”/ Director: “I AM ALI (2003)”/ Co-Executive Producer: “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty”/ Co-Producer: “BET Black Girls Rock (2010-2013)”/ Writer: “BET Honors Awards (2010-2013)”/ Associate Producer: “The Russian Winter (2012)”/ and Co-Producer: “Behind the Music: Notorious B.I.G.” (1999, Emmy).  She directed the music video “QueenS” for TheeSatisfaction which NPR named one of the most stylish music videos of 2012.

hampton has written about music, culture and politics since 1990. She was a contributor to Vibe magazine for its first 15 years.  Her articles have been published in The Village VoiceSpinThe Detroit NewsHarper’s BazaarNPR, The Source, Essence, and Ebony.  hampton's essays have also been included in more than a dozenanthologies, including “Born To Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic”, 2009 (edited by Michael Eric Dyson) and “Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness”, 2012 (edited by Rebecca Walker). hampton collaborated with Jay-Z on the New York Times bestselling book, “Decoded”.

hampton was the 2015 Visiting Artist at Stanford University's Institute for Diversity in the Arts where she teaches "From Moments to Movements" a course on 21st century activism, new media and new narratives.

Dream Hampton and Adam Saewitzon the set in Detroit for Treasure.
photo: lynnee denise