Photo by Greisy Hernandez, Courtesy of Las Fotos Project

Esta Soy Yo, Self-Exploration through Photography

Photo by Greisy Hernandez, Courtesy of Las Fotos Project
Photo by Greisy Hernandez, Courtesy of Las Fotos Project

Featuring Las Fotos Project’s Youth: Greisy Hernandez, Romi Estrada, and Maria Romero

Presented By

Las Fotos Project

Moderated by

Regina Zamarripa

What does it mean to be a teen girl in the world today, and how are those experiences represented? Las Fotos Project, a nonprofit mentorship organization based in East Los Angeles, creates a supportive environment for teenage girls from communities of color to answer those questions through photography. Hear from our teen photographers featured in the Esta Soy Yo exhibition at Photoville Los Angeles and join a conversation on understanding identity, learning photography, and affirming the importance of creative expression.

This panel is part of Photoville LA Education Day, and open only to participants of this program. To learn more and register, please go here.


Las Fotos Project is a nonprofit, community-based photography organization whose mission is to bring about positive change for girls living in working-class communities across Los Angeles. Through one-on-one mentoring and innovative photography programming, Las Fotos Project guides girls through a journey of self-awareness, community building, and creativity.

Since its founding in 2010, Las Fotos Project has established 150 community partnerships, provided 52,000+ hours of free arts programming serving more than 1,200 teenage girls thanks to over 350 local artists who have mentored for more than 5,500 hours.




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