(Issue 3) Art Feature: Zayira Ray

Zayira Ray is an established and well-regarded gen-z Indian-American photographer whose art captures the pure beauty within honest human connection and intimacy. In this interview, Zayira talks about photography’s role within activism and how quarantine has made her shift her photography to be more introspective. Read more about Zayira’s story growing up as a born and bred New Yorker in an Indian-American household and how her cultural heritage intersects with her artistry.

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Maxine Bell- Artwork

About the Artist: Maxine Bell creates artwork as a learning tool for her lived experiences. She aims to archive her thoughts, experiences, and feelings through her work. Bell opens her arms to any audience and hopes that other women, Asian Americans, and/or mixed folks can feel like their voice is valid and needed by being…

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Paulo Redeem – Fashion

A brand by NaaAmerley Badger A note from the artist: In a time where accountability culture is at an all time high we as a culture have found out that some of the most revered brands, people, magazines who claimed to be inclusive or sustainable were in fact performative and greenwashing. We’re in a moment…

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The Name of the Game

BY: Geneviéve Dumas The Name of the Game is a wink to the anesthetic of the rugby pioneer imageries and the sports culture. It’s also the combination of touring for competitions from towns to towns with the connections and acquaintances you might get or have with others. About the Artist: Geneviève Dumas (the artist behind…

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Love & a Pandemic (Sid)

BY: Eliza Moreno In this series, I interview friends to learn how they have found love during a time that has asked us to find alternative ways to experience closeness. There is importance in capturing the telling of love by folx whose ability to be loved and to love remains questioned. Sid Sid chose to…

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Angelica Jacinto Photography

About the Artist: Angelica Jacinto is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York who is passionate about cinematography as an art form. She has experience as Director of Photography, 1st Assistant Camera, Camera Operator and Production Assistant on a number of independent short films and two web series. Angelica earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications…

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Yu Lez Photography

About the Artist: Yulissa Benitez ( Yu lez) is a Mexican photographer from Queens, NY. Often inspired by the90s and 2000s, Yu lez likes to incorporate the use of shadows, grain, and saturation. She oftenalso reworks her photos using mixed media such as sewing, texturizing, scanning, and overalllayering to modify her pictures. Yulissa is a…

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Fuck 12 Grocery Corp: A Safe Haven

BY: Leticia Infante About the Artist: Leticia Infante is a Latina interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York who was raised by Cuban refugee parents and a radical grandmother in South Florida. She attended Hunter College where she studied Film, Philosophy, and Pre-Law. Despite working a number of odd jobs, her career in television started…

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Loswherever

BY: Srishti Dass About the Artist: Srishti Dass is an abstract painter and illustrator currently pursuing her BFA in Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Born in New Delhi, India, Srishti derives inspiration from her culture. She tends to gravitate towards warmer tones because those are what she grew up with. Indian…

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Casia’s Chaos

A Note from the Artist: My name is Casia (kuh see yah)  I’m a self taught Haitian American artist hailing from Queens,Ny. I dabble in various mediums such as acrylic , watercolor,oil and digital art. I also create hand made iron-on patches and resin art. My vision as an artist is to reach the cores…

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