Salgu Wissmath (they/them) is a nonbinary Korean-American photographer based in Sacramento, California. They are dedicated to decolonizing the field of photography by focusing on stories by and for people of color and the queer community. Their personal work explores the intersections of mental health, queer identity, and faith from a conceptual documentary approach. They are a 2022 IWMF Gwen Ifill Fellow, a 2021 California Arts Council Emerging Artist Fellow, and a recipient of a 2021 Puffin Foundation Grant. Their work has been published in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, HuffPost, and the Cut, among others. Wissmath is the communications director for Diversify Photo, and a proud member of other collectives dedicated to diversifying and decolonizing the photo industry such as Women Photograph, Authority Collective, Native Agency, and AAJA.
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