Photo Credit: Destiny Mata
Join photographer, community activist, and Lower East Side–native Destiny Mata for an image making walking tour of LES’s Alphabet City!
Presenters: Destiny Mata
Location: International Center of Photography
Participants will meet at the 84 Ludlow Street entrance to ICP. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the event. All participants will be required to wear masks and remain socially distanced during the activity.
Join photographer, community activist, and Lower East Side–native Destiny Mata for a image making walking tour of LES’s Alphabet City! As the popular saying goes, “The best camera in the world is the one that’s with you.” In this hands-on workshop participants learn how to elevate their photos from casual snapshots to frame-worthy personal images using the image making device most accessible to them. Bring your SLR, DSLR camera, your smartphone, and dust off that Holga! Walk through LES with Destiny Mata and visit some of the neighborhood’s most loved businesses, all while gaining new street photography skills!
Show us your images on social with the hashtag #ICPinLES!
Photo: © Destiny Mata
Destiny Mata is a Mexican American photographer and filmmaker based in her native New York City as she focuses on issues of subculture and community. After studying photojournalism at LaGuardia Community College and San Antonio College, she spent 2 years as Director of Photography Programs at the Lower East Side Girls Club. Mata has had work published and featured in Teen Vogue, Vice’s Noisey, Vibe, The Source, and Mass Appeal. Mata recently exhibited “La Vida En Loisaida: Life on the Lower East Side” at Photoville Festival 2020. She has taken part in a group exhibition at ICP, “Concerned Global Images for Global Crisis” at the International Center of Photography 2020, Mexic-Arte Museum, Young Latino Artists 21: [email protected] 2016 and in 2014 she exhibited photographs of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at the Museum of New York City’s, “Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy” exhibition.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to champion “concerned photography” — socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through our exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image.