Zoraida Lopez-Diago

Zoraida Lopez-Diago is a photographer, curator, and activist; she is committed to centering the voices and histories of people from the African Diaspora, with a particular focus on themes of gender, incarceration, migration, and climate change.

Zoraida has exhibited at institutions throughout the Americas and has lectured about her work at Harvard University, the Tate Modern, and La Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), among others. In 2022, she co-curated Picturing Black Girlhood, an exhibition exploring Black girlhood that included more than 80 Black women, girls, and genderqueer artists working in photography and film; to date, this was the largest exhibition on Black girls. In 2016, Zoraida co-founded Women Picturing Revolution and through this project, co-edited the volume “Black Matrilineage, Photography and Representation: Another Way of Knowing,” published by Leuven University Press, distributed by Cornell University Press in North America.

Zoraida is an environmental activist and is the co-founder of Conservationists of Color, a national platform for people of color working in the land conservation movement; she serves as Vice President of Communications, Development, and Strategic Partnerships at The Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming. Zoraida lives in Beacon, NY, with her husband, and two sons.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Zoraida Lopez-Diago


Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2023

Now in its third iteration, Picturing Black Girlhood: Black Utopia how restages intimate Black girl narratives made through the reifying lens of Black women and genderqueer artists and the real-time experiences and perspectives of Black girls themselves while exploring the powerful connections between Black girlhood open space, and the natural world.

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