Arlene Mejorado is a lens-based artist from Los Angeles, California working between analog and digital photography, installation, and video. With a background in documentary photography, she is interested in creative responses to the limitations of the documentary practice in evoking the kinds of truths that aren’t visible but are felt. Her photography work extends into the archive, where she reconsiders existing archives while also acting as a constructor of an ongoing archive often engaging in repair work mending erasure, trauma, and the relationship to the self and to others. Mejorado was notably a 2019 Magnum Foundation fellow and was awarded the Lucie Foundation Independent Book award for her co-published book, Femme Frontera. Her work has been published in Vogue, The Atlantic, LA Times, and more. She holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin and is currently working on her M.F.A. at The University of California in San Diego.

pronouns: she/her/ella    |   self-portrait, 2020

contact: arimejorado@gmail.com

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