About us

South Florida is home to many lively and culturally distinct communities, each offering its own flavor to the melting pot we all know as Greater Miami. The cultural differences we have come second to the passion we share for our home and for each other. The people are the pulse of Miami. It is with this notion that we give you SW the Magazine. With our inception, we give another voice to our communities with sections such as “In our Backyard,” which profile outstanding members of our communities who are working to bring progress and unity to our beloved city. SW the Magazine strives to be informative, providing cultural, social, legal and educational topics to readers. Our goal is to deliver a publication that is meaningful, as we work on cultivating our greatest asset: people.

The Team

Alexa Lantigua

Alexa Lantigua

Editor in Chief

Editor in Chief of SW the Magazine, CEO of Dhagali Media Group, passionate about her family, the Arts and her community.

Betty Alvarez

Betty Alvarez

Events & Social Media.

Events and Social Media photographer director.

Eduardo Mendoza

Eduardo Mendoza

Executive Photographer

Ed Mendoza is a renowned photographer, international consultant, and image strategist. He is the creator of Pickypics Miami and the producer for SW the Magazine covers, photographing local and international celebrities.

Enmanuel G.

Enmanuel G.

Media Director CEO of DpStudios

Media consultant, branding expert and designer. He is passionate about filmmaking, social media and branding.

Gigi Johnson

Gigi Johnson

Fashion Editor

Fashion editor and stylist for SW the magazine, CEO and Image Consultant of Cherchez Le Chic.

Nathalie Garcia

Nathalie Garcia

Art and Events Director

Local Artist, in charge of special events for SW the Magazine.

Ray Raposo

Ray Raposo

Photographer & Travel Blogger

Executive photographer and writer. Ray uses his knowledge as a designer and photographer to capture the beauty of each location and adventure that he then expertly shares on the pages of SW the Magazine.

Xacir Deric

Xacir Deric

Art Director

A graphic designer, specialized in branding, desktop publishing and web design, Deric also a passionate photographer, dedicated to nature macros. His is the art director of SW the Magazine and also the photography coordinator.