Mercedes Zapata is a portrait photographer from the Southwest side of Chicago with an interest in the intersectionality of the body and nature. Zapata aims to dismantle notions of respectability politics regarding sexuality and femininity. In specific, Zapata is interested in how people of color in Chicago manifest their unique narrative of sexualidad, self-love, and body positivity in her acrylic and photographic portraits.


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