Great Grinds Drink Alike: Amir Aziz - Red Bay Coffee

Great Grinds Drink Alike: Amir Aziz

Red Bay Coffee is inspired by the many talented people we are surrounded by in Oakland. Our Great Grinds Campaign proudly features people we admire for their commitment and grind to their craft. 

Amir Aziz is a talented Photojournalist and Documentary Filmmaker based in Oakland, California. He is currently leading visual journalism at Oaklandside and was selected as a 2022 local fellow with CatchLight. Amir's work has been featured in several prominent publications, including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Globe & Mail.

As a filmmaker, Amir has a broad range of experience working on various documentary films, from highlighting local artists in Oakland to featuring international technology leaders in East Africa. He runs a small production company in his hometown called ONUS Media, where he creates documentary work and collaborates with local organizations on video production.

Amir has been featured in several exhibitions and conferences, including Nassi {Rebirth} Exhibition at the Alena Museum in Oakland, Calif., AfroFuturism Conference at The New School in New York City, NY, and Collegiate Roots Exhibition at the African American Arts & Culture Complex in San Francisco, Calif. In 2015, he received a Visual Communication certificate from Adobe. Amir is a Digital Media Fellowship recipient from Youth Radio in 2013.

No doubt Amir is someone to look out for in the future. If you want to know more about his great work visit his website at and follow him on Instagram @amirazizphotos.


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