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 NoiseyVibeThe 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.

Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Destiny Mata

Oct 172021

ICP Local Business Scavenger Hunt With Destiny Mata

Join photographer, community activist, and Lower East Side–native Destiny Mata for an image making walking tour of LES’s Alphabet City!

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Current Exhibitions Featuring Destiny Mata

Senior Saviors

Grand Street Settlement Best

Presented by The Lower Eastside Girls Club and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

Recipient of the 2022 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant

Senior Saviors showcases portraits that celebrate the spirit and legacy of our elders who are giving back to the Lower East Side community.

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