Wilmer Aburto is a Mokhinstis/Calgary-based photographer born in Nicaragua. He is passionate about social advocacy as an extension of his arts practice. He has led creative collaborations with military veterans, Canadian newcomers, children, seniors, and LGBTQ+ youth. Wilmer recently exhibited his photography in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. His photography was also featured on the cover of Freq magazine, and he was selected for the Italian Publication Imago Mundi, which exhibited alongside the Venice Biennale. Wilmer is the recipient of several awards for leadership, inclusivity, community partnership, and arts/culture. His recent series of portraits aims to create more visibility of QTBIPOC and gender diverse communities.