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.