“In a broader sense, Inner-City Arts is a non-profit that offers free or low cost arts education to students around Los Angeles, but in a more specific and micro-sense, Inner-City Arts has become my second home.”
Mia Bella Chavez, an 11th grade student at Inner-City Arts, was featured in Bright Lite Magazine this month! Mia Bella, who has been attending Inner-City Arts workshops for four and a half years, photographed an editorial of fellow Inner-City Arts Work of Art students for the online and print publication. She gave Bright Lite Magazine a glimpse into her creative process and talked about how she experimented with different art forms at Inner-City Arts until she found her passion — photography. Mia Bella encourages anyone, especially young women, interested in photography to invest first in their most important camera, their own eyes, by exploring composition, lighting, and technique with any camera possible.
Watch her video feature:
Thank you to Bright Lite Magazine for featuring Mia Bella Chavez’s incredible photography and vision.
All photos by Mia Bella Chavez. Video directed by Logan Cookingham and Renee Meyer of Bright Lite Magazine.