Amarah Hernandez (1992) was born and raised in the sweltering desert of Indio, California. She attended San Francisco State University for photojournalism, as well as race and resistance studies.
She is driven by a desire to understand and connect with those from different cultures, ideologies and socioeconomic backgrounds. She is fascinated by the notion that photography depicts "reality," a viewpoint that constantly alters based on cultural, social and contextual measurements. Exploring what it means to be human, and attempting to transmit this experience into an imperfect visual representation is her works purpose. Using multiple artistic forms, she hopes to reveal still moments in a world thats always in motion.
"You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times." -Nina Simone