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Marco Vera

Marco Vera is the founder and director of Mexicali Rose Media/Arts Center, a grass roots communitarian organization dedicated to providing free access to artistic media for the community youth of Mexicali, Baja California. He is also a documentary/experimental filmmaker and musician.

Image courtesy of Elefante Collective
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These Artists are Bringing to Light the 'Beauty, Struggle and Dignity' of the Latinx Community

Utilizing photography, and self-made zines as their primary method of distribution, this ensemble of artists are bringing to "light the beauty, struggle and dignity of" the Latinx community.
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Self-Constructed: Ingrid Hernández’s Sense of Belonging

Ingrid Hernández is a self-made artist, a sociologist whose passion for photography fueled her desire to venture into Tijuana’s self-constructed urban landscapes.
"Circulation," 2014. Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. | Photo: Cristopher Cichocki.
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At the Epicenter: Cristopher Cichocki's New Earth Art

The site-specific installations of Cristopher Cichocki's "New Earth Art" address issues related to an increasingly toxic global environment.
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Scavenger Harmony: Alejandro Zacarías Deconstructs Tijuana

Forever respectful and indebted to his environment and city, to its streets and its liberty, Alejandro Zacarías pays homage to the hodgepodge mecca that is Tijuana by borrowing from its stories in order to create.
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Off the Grid Enlightenment and Spirit at East Jesus

Guided by a sustainable way of life, East Jesus is a habitable, experimental art project that champions a collective culture in the heart of Imperial County's Slab City.
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From Baja to Beijing: TJ in China's Intercontinental Connection

TJ in China Project Space connects Baja artists looking to become more connected with the international art world limelight.
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Eye on the Street: The Visual Language of Daniel Gibson

L.A.-based artist's Daniel Gibson's artwork continues to be influenced by his upbringing in the remote deserts of Imperial Valley.
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THIS Gallery: Reflecting on the Highland Park Art Space

THIS Los Angeles was a self-sustained gallery that thrived in Highland Park for over three years, welcoming aesthetics and norms born out of California's DIY street culture.
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Endangered Boundary: Stefan Falke's 'La Frontera' Project

Photographer Stefan Falke's "La Frontera" humanizes the Mexico/U.S. border through his portraitures of artists working in border cities.
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El Otro Lado de Luis G. Hernández

Luis G. Hernández's informed techniques aim to pull the spectator in for a more intimate discourse on identity, politics, and aesthetics.
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