Founder and artistic director, WORTHLESSSTUDIOS
Jul 6, 2023
Why we’re fascinated: Because Hamamoto shares his zest for life with others through his collective, WORTHLESSSTUDIOS, which provides space, materials and support to emerging artists in Bushwick, imparting tools to flourish regardless of the artists’ backgrounds. Giving back to the local community is a core tenet of Hamamoto’s mission. He is currently spearheading two ongoing programs, the “Free Film Project” and the “Plywood Protection Project,” which collect 35 millimeter film and wood, respectively, for artists to use. Bonus: The collective also knows how to throw a great party.
— Kayla Curtis-Evans