Arlene Mejorado

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Arlene
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Mejorado
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Born and raised in north Los Angeles, Arlene Mejorado is a photographer, multi-media artist, and researcher currently working out of San Antonio, Texas. Growing up as a millennial with a transnational experience, she was heavily influenced by her participation in punk rock, banda, and hip hop social & cultural spaces. At the age of 21, she discovered her love of photography while documenting a trip to Chiapas, Mexico. She received a degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing new academic and creative endeavors. Her research interests are diasporic communities in the U.S., racial experiences in society, race & gender identities, and hybrid cultural & musical formations.

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Born and raised in north Los Angeles, Arlene Mejorado is a photographer, multi-media artist, and researcher currently working out of San Antonio, Texas. Growing up as a millennial with a transnational experience, she was heavily influenced by her participation in punk rock, banda, and hip hop social & cultural spaces. At the age of 21, she discovered her love of photography while documenting a trip to Chiapas, Mexico. She received a degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing new academic and creative endeavors. Her research interests are diasporic communities in the U.S., racial experiences in society, race & gender identities, and hybrid cultural & musical formations.

In 2013, Arlene co-founded Mujeres en Medio, a women-of-color digital platform for storytelling, content production, and solidarity. She has worked on special digital media archival projects at the Human Rights Documentation Initiative, El Salvador's Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen, Self Help Graphics & Art, and San Anto Cultural Arts. She was awarded the Transnational Cultural Remittances grant by NALAC in 2014 and her documentary film was featured in Germany's 2015 FilmInitiativ African Film Festival within the African Diaspora Program. She has curated and participated in multiple photography shows in California and Texas. 

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