Olaya Barr is a translator, photographer, and writer living in New York. She was awarded the De Alba Fellowship for excellence in fiction writing as an MFA student at Columbia University, as well as a grant to attend artist residency Obracadobra in Oaxaca, Mexico. As an educator, her interests are centered on immigrant communities, bilingual speakers, and those affected by autism. She's also currently working on a coming-of-age novella, and translating the crónicas of Chilean activist and author, Pedro Lemebel. Her current photography projects revolve around diptychs, self-portraits, and the litter found on Brooklyn streets.
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