Destiny Mata is a Mexican-American photographer and filmmaker focusing on issues of subculture and community. On Thursday, May 6 at 12 PM ET, Destiny will join CMA Associate Director of Programming Raquel Du Toit for a virtual artist talk and studio tour, where they will discuss her artistic journey as a young Latina photographer. This event will be livestreamed on CMA’s Facebook page.
This event is intended for adults, though children are welcome to tune in. Children are invited to attend Club CMA with Raquel the next day on Friday, May 7 at 1 PM ET, where children will create their own loteria game boards inspired by Destiny’s Abuela and Bingo (Loteria) series.
Based in her native New York City, Destiny Mata is a Mexican-American photographer and filmmaker focusing on issues of subculture and community. After studying photojournalism at LaGuardia Community College and San Antonio College, she spent two years as Director of Photography Programs at the Lower East Side Girls Club. Her work has been published and featured in The Nation, Teen Vogue, Vice / Noisey, Vibe, The Source, and Mass Appeal. Mata has exhibited her work in La Vida En Loisaida: Life on the Lower East Side at Photoville Festival (2020); in the group exhibition Concerned Global Images for Global Crisis at the International Center of Photography, New York (2020); and in Young Latino Artists 21: Amexican@ at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas (2016). She is a 2020 Magnum Foundation US Dispatches Grantee. In 2014, she exhibited her photographs at Museum of the City of New York’s Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy exhibition.