Micah Pegues is a 21-year old student from Dallas, Texas studying Visual Culture, Media, and Postcolonial Theory at New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She dabbles in photography, design, and animation.
She began her college career at NYU Tisch Film & Television program and soon realized her interests were broader than the film world. This led her to Gallatin where she began studying visual culture and other media.
Micah created Polychrome Mag., a magazine for creatives of color, during her freshman year and has helped it grow ever since as editor-in-chief and creative director. The first issue was more than fully funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign completed in February 2018.
Micah was an art department intern at BUST Magazine and the social media coordinator for NYU Gallatin during the Fall 2018 semester. She was one of the six winners of the i-D Point of You competition. During the 2017-2018 school year, Micah interned with Spindle Magazine as an editorial intern, assisted photographer Heather Hazzan, produced and co-hosted a podcast with her friend Hanna Kazemi for WNYU Radio called Rich Soil, and worked with Local Wolves as a contributing photographer. This past year, Micah participated in a panel on Disrupting the New Media Narrative as a member of the media collective the Mag Mob and spoke at the NYU Diversity Festival as its student honoree.
Soul Elevated “Polychrome Mag: Where PoC and Art Collide”
Embodied “Micah Pegues”