Ale Pedraza Buenahora
Ale Pedraza Buenahora is a non-binary writer, photographer and all-around multidisciplinary artist interested in redefining standard approaches to representation and storytelling with an axis fixed in identities outside the status quo. As a queer immigrant and child of the Colombian diaspora, they are always searching for raw and intimate ways to accurately capture their communities’ experiences of self, while prioritizing the multifaceted voices of its members. They hope this methodology serves as a way to create a sustainable and ever-adapting system that could repair the damage done to their communities by late-stage capitalism, colonialism, the climate crisis and white supremacy inherited of most institutions and the media industry. At the core of their practice is a yearning for an utopian future in which change, radical love, and the care for others and our land is at the root of their communities creations and interactions with each other.
They have published written work at a number of local NY publications and have contributed photography and opinion stories to YES! Magazine, Teen Vogue, City Limits, Ms. Magazine and other artistic organizations. They have previously worked at Democracy Now! Español and is currently the Press Coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Greater New York in which they write all things related to sex, gender, abortion, and reproductive justice. They have an M.A. in Engagement Journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and they are a proud product of the New York City public school system. Ale Pedraza Buenahora was born in Bogota – Colombia and is based in Queens – New York.