Welcome to the fourth edition of Amplify Magazine, where we proudly showcase the works of seven emerging artists from Apostrophe’s Mentorship Program (AMP). This edition is centered around the theme 'Belonging: Visual Explorations of Community and Identity'.
In an industry navigating the complexities of diversity, equity, and inclusion, our mentees are making significant strides. Using their talents, passions, and personal stories, they are not only carving out their own space but also challenging existing visual norms and amplifying the narratives of their communities. Through AMP's guidance, these artists have taken on the intricate task of visually interpreting their unique individual and communal stories. Their work, marked by diverse styles and storytelling techniques, captures the essence of belonging, combining moments of beauty and vulnerability. By sharing parts of their personal histories and community experiences, they are fostering a more inclusive environment.
We are immensely proud of this year's mentees. Their dedication to the AMP program over the past year is evident in the work featured in the following pages. Their drive and commitment to their craft have been inspiring, contributing significantly to the Apostrophe community. This was celebrated in a transformative art show on December 7th, 2023, where our mentees, alongside 15 of Apostrophe's artists, explored the concepts of community and belonging. This event was a testament to the unique spirit of our A-Team – a group committed to celebrating the diverse voices within our industry.
The imagery presented by our mentees resonates on a deeply personal level. We thank you for joining us in appreciating the distinct visions of the Apostrophe Mentorship Program artists. We invite you to engage with these visual stories and contribute your own experiences to our evolving collective narrative.
Kelly Montez, Editor-in-Chief
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