Óptica is a photo publication that brings into close contact the beautiful and critical work of lens-based artists and photographers creating images from a complex personhood and distinct vantage point. The project is designed to share these works in a tactile and intimate manner with the hands and homes of our communities.
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
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.