Arianna Cuesta

The eye behind the Lens

Ojos Nebulosos


As  a young Afro-Boricua/Dominicana who recently moved to the states, I feel a responsability to keep my roots alive through my photography while also breaking the mold of what an Afro-Caribbean and Latino person “should” be. 

 

 So far I have had the pleasure of working with the Caribbean Cultural CenterAfro-Latino FestivalThe Fader, Remezcla and Ebony Magazine. My first photography book "Afro-Masculinidad" can be found in The International Museum of Photography Library. My work has also been featured in Latino USA, AFRO-PUNK , PBS and Bleu Magazine. I have also worked as a Teaching Artist for the MoCada after school program where I taught Identity through photography at the Jesse Owens Public school in Bushwick.


I do not edit my models’ skin or change
their body shape in order to present everyone in the most real and honest light. 
Whether it is capturing protesters, painters, 
dancers or musicians I seek to present their

 individual truth and shed light on

   the beauty and diversity found in our culture.

All photos on this site taken by Ojos Nebulosos