Katytarika Bartel (they/them) is an artist, educator, and organizer based in Lowell, Massachusetts. Katytarika is a queer, mixed race Thai-American photographer and award-winning filmmaker interested in shining light on spaces of in-between. Katytarika is fiercely passionate about making photography more accessible, letting young people do things, and the color yellow.
BEHIND THE LENS, Katytarika is an arts educator and youth worker. They recently came out with a book titled How They Love, available here. They are also the co-founder and co-director of the Boston-based art collective, ANGRY ASIAN GIRLS, which works actively in the community to promote and uplift the narratives of APIA young folks.
Katytarika's organizing and artwork has been seen at institutions in the likes of the International Center of Photography (New York), Pao Arts Gallery (Boston), the Boston Asian American Film Festival, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and New York University.
Photography by Ally Schmaling.