Óptica, spotlights the work of Black, Indigenous, womxn of color, and gender-non-conforming image-makers informed by a complex personhood and identity. The zine is designed to place printed images in the hands of our communities in an accessible and affordable manner. The 2021 edition brings together both the timely and timeless work of photographers connecting narratives across geographies and genres. Óptica celebrates image makers who are redefining photography as a practice and shaping its trajectory.

editors: Arlene Mejorado + Jessy Castillo
design: ESTE 

contributors:
Amelia Berumen
Andrea Morales
Courtney Desiree Morris
dana washington-queen
Desilu Muñoz
Ebony Bailey
Irene Antonia Diane Reece
Isabel Avila
Julie Leopo
Mariana Werneck
Star Montana
Tahila Mintz 

2021 edition published June 2021, softcover. 64 pages.
Printed and bound in Los Angeles, Calif.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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