Arlene Mejorado is a lens-based artist and documentarian from Los Angeles, California. She is a 2019 Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice fellow, a member of Women Photograph and The Authority Collective, and a former teaching artist at Las Fotos Project. Mejorado has worked on assignment for The California Sunday Magazine, The Intercept, Vogue, Google, Vox, ProPublica, The Nation, and Buzzfeed News. In 2018 she co-published her first book, Femme Frontera, which received Lucie Foundation's Independent Photo Book award. In 2017, Mejorado co-created the iconic 'Defend Dignity' graphic with Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant for the We The People Campaign. 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. in Visual Art at the University of California in San Diego. 

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