ARLENE MEJORADO, 30
BORN: LOS ANGELES, CA
RESIDES: LOS ANGELES, CA
CLIENTS: Buzzfeed, Amplifier Art, La Liga, Las Fotos Project
AWARDS/GRANTS: National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Mentorship Grant, Luminaria Public Arts Grant, Fotoseptiembre Exhibition Award
I have several dream assignments but one would be to photograph and interview women that are activists through the occupation of journalism in Mexico. The current political climate offers little protection to women journalists and storytellers uncovering truths and using their practice for social justice. Raising awareness of two vulnerabilities: being a woman and being an activist would promote better protection and international vigilance over this crisis. National Geographic, Vice, or the Guardian would be some of my preferred platforms.
Some photographers that influence me greatly are Star Montana, Melodie McDaniel, Deana Lawson, Dorian Ulises Lopez Macias, and Citlali Fabian.
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