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 Shop

In celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary, we are excited to launch The Foto Shop - our first online print store! The Foto Shop currently features selected images pulled from our vast 10 year archive as well as our most recent solo student exhibition, All At Once. Click below to browse available prints, and add one to your collection!



Our Streets: Healing and Protecting Our Communities Through Mobility Justice

This exhibition follows the photographic narratives of seven Las Fotos Project students illustrating the wide variety of mobility issues facing them and their neighbors in East Los Angeles. Through this course, the students learned the foundations of mobility justice and traffic safety. They carried out individual walk audits of their neighborhoods, developed a visual record of their relationship with both public spaces and active transportation (biking, walking, scooting, skating), and envisioned the types of interventions that would secure mobility justice for their communities.

View the Online Exhibit!

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. All of our programs are currently virtual and staff are working remotely. We 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.  

Community Resources