Destiny Mata is a New York Native who has established herself as a freelance photographer and videographer. Her photography is a product of her environment. Destiny is currently working on a personal photography project creating portraits of her neighbors who make up Lillian Wald Houses. Her work has been published and featured in Vice's Noisey, Vibe, The Source, Mass Appeal, and Frank151.

She has volunteered and worked with various nonprofit organizations such as the East River Park Coalition's Media Instruction, Resources and Advocacy (MIRA), San Anto Cultural Arts, and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.

Destiny attended La Guardia Community College and San Antonio College with a focus in Photojournalism. Most recently she participated in a group photography show, Young Latino Artists 21: Amexican@, at the Mexic-Arte Museum in the summer of 2016. Her photographs of the Hurricane Sandy's aftermath were exhibited in Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy at the Museum of the City of New York.

recent awards

  • 2014 NYCHA Resident Art Show Award
  • 2011 Student Winner San Antonio Neighborhood Film Project

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It is important to document and preserve history of my community which is going through constant change.

Destiny Mata, "Opening the Edge" Community Organizing Fellow