2013 Nominee: Ernesto Yerena Montejano

El Innovator

Ernesto is an artist, activist, and cultural aficionado who uses visual images and creative content to relay and encourage knowledge to others. His innovative spirit causes him to address critical questions about race and American society, often leaving others with the desire to learn more. Using spaces such as Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram, Ernesto uses his own quest of identity to support others in finding themselves through the history of their ancestors and their connection to the land.