The Workers Studio
New york • sol aramendi
About the project
For We, Women, Sol will deepen her work with the Latinx transgender community in Queens, collaborating with the first trans-led cooperative of beauticians, Mirror Beauty Cooperative. Together they will create visual campaigns to support sex workers and combat discrimination in the workplace, and spark economic growth and success for transgender Latinx workers.
About the Artist
Sol Aramendi is a socially engaged artist working with immigrant communities throughout New York City. Her participatory practice promotes change around fairer labor and immigration conditions. She is the founder of Project Luz, a nomadic program that uses photography and art as a tool of empowerment. She is a 2018 Open Society Foundations Moving Walls fellow and also received fellowships from A Blade of Grass (2015), the Ford Foundation (2018), and NALAC. (2018).