Edited by Arlene Mejorado and Jessy V. Castillo
Óptica, a photo zine that spotlights the work of Black, Indigenous, womxn of color, and gender-non-conforming image-makers informed by a complex personhood and identity.
Óptica is designed to place printed images in the hands of our communities in an accessible and affordable manner. Each edition will bring together both the timely and timeless work of photographers, connecting narratives across geographies and genres. Óptica honors image makers who are redefining photography as a practice and shaping its trajectory. Each contributor of Óptica presents a distinct vantage point and an important visual voice that shifts away from the medium’s historically white patriarchal canon.
All funds support the sustainability of Óptica + ESTE.
Courtney Desiree Morris
Irene Antonia Diane Reece
Published June 2021, softcover. 64 pages.
Printed and bound in Los Angeles, Calif.