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bio

b. 1986, HK.

   Image by Rebel Mariposa.

 Image by Rebel Mariposa.

I am a documentary photographer and artist working in Los Angeles and the U.S.-Mexico border. Raised in LA, I am the daughter of migrants, a queer, brown aspirant of beauty and truth. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Latin American Studies - Communications. My photography has been published on NPR, Los Angeles, Times, Remezcla, Contemporary Arts Review LA, Girls Like Us, and La Liga. I have participated in group shows at Photoville in New York, the Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles, Centro de Artes and Galeria Guadalupe in San Antonio, and MexicArte Museum and the Benson Latin American Collection Library in Austin. 

In the advent of the 2017 International Women’s March I collaborated with Amplifier Art and Obey Giant on We the People - Defend Dignity, a political graphic which became an international iconic symbol.  I was the recipient of the Fotoseptiembre award in 2016, and in 2017 I recieved the Luminaria public arts grant and the NALAC mentorship grant. I recently co-published Femme Frontera with Adriana Monsalve, a borderlands photo book which was added to the Library of Congress in DC and is available at the LACMA bookstore. Currently, I am on the board of directors for Espacio Migrante, a human rights organization in Tijuana, Mexico and a member of The Authority Collective and Women Photograph. I am inspired to create new visual narratives and experiment with nuanced forms of storytelling while building relationships and trust with the people and communities I photograph.


Clients

Obey Giant
Amplifier Foundation
Buzzfeed
Remezcla
Las Fotos Project
La Liga Zine
Contemporary Art Review LA
Girls Like Us
Hecho Con Ganas