Arlene Mejorado is a photographer and artist based in Los Angeles, California and the U.S./Mexico border. She is a 2019 Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice fellow, a teaching artist at Las Fotos Project, and a member of Women Photograph. Mejorado has worked on assignment for The California Sunday Magazine, The Intercept, Vogue, Google, Vox, ProPublica, and Buzzfeed News. Her photography can be seen in Vice, Teen Vogue, L.A. Times, and NPR. In 2018, she was named one of 30 outstanding photographers for the Authority Collective’s LIT List. She co-published her first book Femme Frontera which received the 2018 Independent Photo Book award by the Lucie Foundation. In 2017, Mejorado co-created 'Defend Dignity' with artist Shepard Fairey for the We The People Campaign. As the daughter of migrants and a queer woman of color, she is inspired to build new visual narratives around migration, diaspora, gender, and culture with an emphasis on collaboration and experimentation.