An alphabetical list of the Zinesters for LBZF19. Click a name to view their profile or visit the Zinesters page to explore by photo.

Leah Jah Norwood

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Why do you make zines?

I create artistically in order to emphasize relevant social and racial issues I experience and those around me experience on a daily basis. I use imagery as well as my writing to express my relationship with adolescent dysphoria, identity, self-image, and our society as a whole. I like to think of my publications as visual diaries.

How do zines help you communicate your perspective?

I have used Photography as an outlet to both analyze and reflect on my heritage, environment, and social perspective. I do not simply take photos for the aesthetic appeal, but for the conversation that photographs evoke. I hope that my zines open up a broad conversation on the depths of identity and the complexities of human life. We are not all lumped into one, being an individual is fluid and everchanging. Zines are like my own personal diary, I put all of me into my work. Every zine I have ever made is Autobiographical in some way.