Maria Gil Mendoza (1990) is a Mexican photographer focused on textures with a background in industrial design & textiles, and holds a MA in Critical Fashion Practices.  Her practice revolves around the decolonial mindset and how it can be portrayed through an interdisciplinary collaborative lens. By re-directing her photography as a medium to show undervalued stories, she aims to move from cultural appropriation and towards ways of cultural appreciation within the fashion industry.