Robert Pluma is a Mexican-American and Coahuiltecan multimedia documentary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He is dedicated to creating intimate documentary work on human rights and social justice to generate shifts in perspective and systemic change.

Robert's visual art practice extends beyond traditional print media and the screen to reach deeper into the physical world.

Robert's work has been featured in film, print, television, and digital media. Recent projects include Tribeca Film Festival Transmedia award winner Sandy Storyline [as video editor, audio engineer, and content contributor] and personal projects focused on gender identity, veterans abandoned at home, and the effects of the US criminal justice system.

Past creative projects have involved data visualization, electro-mechanical installations, light sculpture, and other innovative means of conveying information and ideas. In addition to photography, filmmaking, and audio engineering, Robert has experience in woodworking, welding, music, and electronics.

For commissions, assignments, and other inquiries, feel free to get in touch via email.


Robert was born in the urban sprawl of Southeast Los Angeles and has lived in NYC for over two decades.

He grew up mostly in industrial latino neighborhoods on the West Coast, though didn't stay in one place for very long. He moved to NYC with his two mothers at a young age, and has lived in Brooklyn for over a decade. He uses his skills to strengthen communities he's a part of, and spends a lot of time working with grassroots organizers focused on local and global issues, including climate, immigration, economic, housing, and criminal justice system crises.

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