Jenica Heintzelman

is a Guatemalan-American photographer from Orlando, Florida. She attended Brigham Young University where she completed her BFA degree in photography and documentary film in 2010. Jenica received her MFA in photography from the Hartford Art School’s International Limited-Residency program in 2020. She has been named by the British Journal of Photography as part of the “2021 Ones to Watch: Community” and exhibited internationally at C/O Berlin and BFOTO Festival in Spain. Her project Down a Stream was shortlisted for the Fiebre Dummy Award, SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2021 and the ICP/GOST First Book Award. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY her work explores themes of vulnerability, trauma and the notion of healing.

MaryV Benoit

(she/her) is a 23-year-old queer femme American/Guatemalan photographer and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, MaryV has an immense reach on social media (183k followers) and frequently shares her experiences as an artist. She graduated from Denver School of the Arts and attended Parsons, The New School’s photography program in New York City. With a uniquely sensitive approach to her subjects, MaryV focuses on the documentation of self-identity, bodies, intimacy, compassion, relationships, family, sexuality, and self-love. MaryV has succeeded in advocating for herself through modeling, acting, performance art, and as a professional image-maker. She had her first solo show gallery at the age of 19 at Space 776 in Brooklyn, New York, displaying her Gold Series and Gold Performance. Loving You, MaryV’s second solo exhibition, was the first in her hometown of Denver. She created and directed Standing Performance in Washington Square Park. She has shot campaigns for clients such as Calvin Klein and Google, remaining true to her mission of creating mindful and inclusive representation for her community. She has collaborated with brands such as Polaroid, Glossier, Opening Ceremony, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, and publications such as American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Interview Magazine, Them, and The New York Times.

Astrea Somarriba

is an artist completing her Master's in Art Therapy and with a background in Conflict Resolution & Mediation. She uses her love of travel, community building, and spirituality to inform her process, calling on printmaking, collage, and drawing as her main mediums. Astrea refers to herself as an intuitive artist and allows her spirit to guide her when creating her pieces.