A handful of them had been accepted into Women Photograph—a database and initiative with a goal to elevate the “plurality of feminine” voices in visual journalism, including trans, queer, and non-binary photographers. However, the attendees at the symposium shared similar experiences of exclusion. Koren said that they discussed the micro- and micro-aggressions that they faced in the industry, as well as the idea that a database for women does not necessarily ensure that underrepresented women would receive equal opportunities. Thus, from the symposium, they developed an actionable item, which they named Authority Collective.
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These Photographers Are Ensuring That Diversity Becomes More Than an Industry Trend
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