Author: Destiny Mata

Destiny Mata is a Mexican-American photographer and filmmaker based in her native New York City who focuses on issues of subculture and community. After studying photojournalism at LaGuardia Community College and San Antonio College, she spent two years as Director of Photography Programs at the Lower East Side Girls Club and has had work published in Teen Vogue, Vice’s Noisey, Vibe, The Source, Mass Appeal, and Frank151. Mata’s work was recently featured a group exhibition at the Mexic-Arte Museum, Young Latino Artists 21: Amexican@ and she exhibited photographs of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at the Museum of New York City’s Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy exhibition. She is currently working on a book and short film, continuing her exploration of the fabric of communities with The Culture Crush, a photography collective of which she is a founding member.

Co-published with The Nation. Portraits of the activists, organizers, artists, and more who call the Lower East Side’s public housing home.

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