Monica Uszerowicz will write a series of essays focusing on Floridian and Caribbean artists whose work intersects with ecological activism, elucidating instances of systemic injustice or environmental devastation laid bare by climate upheaval. The increasing danger of sea-level rise, strengthening hurricanes, and the entirety of Miami’s ecological and socioeconomic landscapes are all reflected in its arts community.  

Monica Uszerowicz is a writer and photographer based in Miami who covers Florida and the broader subtropical American South. Her work has appeared in Artforum, Art in America, The Believer, BOMB, Burnaway (forthcoming), Cultured, Filmmaker Magazine, Hyperallergic, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Review of Books, Pin-Up, The Rumpus, and in other publications. She is currently a member of Buenezas, a research collective dedicated to documenting Miami’s edible and medicinal plants. A recent exhibition of photographs by Uszerowicz was shown at Space Place in Nizhny Tagil, Russia, and she was part of both The Sunny Project and Photographs for Purpose, two recent photographer-led fundraisers for economic, racial, and social justice organizations.