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

For commissions, assignments, and other inquiries, get in contact via email at [email protected]


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

In his early years, he grew up around industrial latino neighborhoods in the urban sprawl of LA, not often in one place for very long. He moved to NYC at a young age and has lived in Brooklyn the last twelve years. He uses his skills to strengthen communities he's a part of, and works with grassroots organizers focused on local and global issues – including climate, immigration, economic, housing, and criminal justice system crises.

Robert's work has been featured in film, print, television, and digital media. 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.

Robert's visual art practice extends beyond traditional print formats and the screen to reach deeper into the physical world. Past creative projects have included data visualization, electro-mechanical installations, light sculpture, and other innovative means of conveying information and ideas. In addition to photography, moving images, and recorded audio, Robert's artwork has incorporated woodworking, welding, music, and electronics.

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