We are so excited to uplift and shine light on the first issue of the Colorization Collective Zine, which some of our youth editors collaborated on and contributed to! Check it out and read more about the zine below.
Over the past year, our Washington chapter has been collaborating with South End Stories to produce a zine featuring the work of teen artists of color. The project is finally complete, and we are very excited to share the final product with all of you!
Because we wanted to recognize that teens of color are more than their racial identity, this zine is centered around the theme of "you." We hoped this open-ended word would allow youth to showcase their full identity, regardless of whether their artwork relates directly to the color of their skin. We also asked participating artists to provide artist statements or short bios, and we encourage you to take the time to learn more about these teens and the influences behind their artwork.
If you would like to purchase physical copies of the zine, you can do so here. (All artists who participated in the zine will receive one free physical copy.) All proceeds will help keep our programs 100% free for participants. You can also view a digital version of the zine below.
We hope you enjoy the work of these wonderful artists!
The Colorization Collective assists teen artists of color by providing our participants with resources, opportunities, and a community of peers and mentors who look like them and share their experiences. In doing so, we create and promote diversity in the art world through inclusive and accessible means.