Interview of Quito Ziegler

From Long Island, New York, Quito Ziegler was shaped by their childhood experiences in a Jewish family and community, becoming interested in non-violence. They went to college in Minnesota to pursue a career in photography, but ended up working for the Open Society Foundation as a Community Organizer. Quito discusses their work in sex-worker organizing, trans rights, and immigrant workers movements. They continued an art practice, including photography and gallery shows. Quito is still a hands-on activist who wants to see our communities build together.

Date of Interview:

November 18, 2021

Location of Interview:

NYPL Offices, Midtown Manhattan

Place of birth:

Long Island, NY



Interviewed by

Xiomara Sebastián Castro Niculescu

Summary by

Megan Aschenbrenner