María Gil Mendoza (1990) is a Mexican texture photographer with a background in Industrial Design (Universidad Anáhuac, 2016). During her BA, she explored her interest in materials, taking them out of their original context and re-directing them towards fashion. During an internship with the Mexican fashion brand Trista, she started seeing the lack of materiality in fashion photography, especially in the connection between garment and image, or real life and image.
María sees the world through patterns, textures and prints, constantly hunting and capturing them in such a way that you can feel or touch the image with your eyes. This gives her a multidimensional perspective of the world: the detail becomes a landscape. When curating her images, she perceives certain patterns and stories: where could they create new meanings? Her photographs are an intense observation, showing that distortion can be beautiful.