michael/noyekim is a first-generation Salvadoran-American (Pipil) artist and photojournalist. He graduated from UCLA in 2012 and has since worked through different capacities in the environmental (justice) movement, from habitat restoration to experiential education.
His creative focus revolves around the experience of being Brown in all its multitudes and complexity, and dismantling narratives and collective imaginations that inflict harm to the identity of Brown and Indigenous people.
Informally, noyekim’s goal is to amplify BIPOC voices using tools that, historically and still quite presently, were only limited to the few and privileged.
In 2017 Michael founded Brown Environmentalist and in early 2019, the label BEEN. He currently freelances and contracts with different organizations and brands. In his free time, he bikes while listening to Frank Ocean, daydreams and spends lots of time outside.