Las Fotos Project’s mission is to elevate the voices of teenage girls from communities of color through photography and mentoring, empowering them to channel their creativity for the benefit of themselves, their community, and future careers.

About Us


Las Fotos Project’s staunch belief in art's power to transform not only the individual, but also society as a whole forms the foundation of our work.

A self-exploration program that practices therapeutic photography to support students with finding their voice while building self-confidence and self-efficacy.

Utilizing photojournalism as a tool for youth leadership, students learn to raise awareness about social issues and health disparities in their community through storytelling and social media.

 Creative Entrepreneurship Opportunities is our social enterprise and apprenticeship program which provides teen girls with valuable entrepreneurial skills for future careers in the creative industry.


The Foto Awards

The Foto Awards presented by Las Fotos Project is a celebration of women photographers who inspire. The Foto Awards recognizes women photographers who are making an impact in the areas of self-expression, advocacy and paving the way for women creatives through editorial photography.

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All At Once: A Solo Show by Mia Bella Chavez

The photo collage series in All At Once: A Solo Show by Mia Bella Chavez results from an exercise of self-exploration to illustrate Mia Bella’s identity. Mia Bella’s love for working with her hands allows her to bring digital work into the tactile realm. By using only the photos that she has taken, Mia Bella immerses herself into a collaging process that reveals more about who she is. She appears as the participant, spectator and main character in surreal scenes that explore her ethnicity, locality, gender and sexuality.

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COVID-19 Update & Student Supports

The health of our students, staff and mentors – as well as their families – are extremely important to us. We’re following the recommendations made the CDC, state and city leadership – our in-person programming has been suspended for the time being. We are developing virtual programming, keeping in contact with our students and have created a community resource page to access meals, internet services and other support services (click the button below to access it). We thank all of those who have reached out to check on the well-being of our students and have offered support.  

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