Authority Collective

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Biography: The Authority Collective is a group of womxn, femmes, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people of color reclaiming their authority in the photography, film and VR/AR industries. Our mission is to empower marginalized artists with... read on
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on Humble Arts Foundation: "The Lit List" Presents a Diverse List of 30 Photographers to Watch, Exhibit, and Hire Right Now
authority collective
Feb 10, 2019
Lack of cultural and gender-based diversity has been a problem in the art and photography world for years. Despite many positive, forward-thinking exhibitions, programs, and platforms dedicated to changing this, many of the major photo competitions, "photographers-to-watch" lists, and photographer mastheads in major publications are overwhelmingly white and male. Sure, there are exceptions – and a number of ongoing efforts to change this – but the scales, especially in magazine publishing and major commercial shoots, are still tipped.

Frustrated with the slow pace to progress, photographer, writer, and curator Oriana Koren, alongside her collective The Authority Collective, developed "The Lit List," a merit-based, 30-strong selection of female, trans, non-binary, people of color, and otherwise marginalized photographers who they believe are not getting the attention they deserve.

 "The Lit List" Presents a Diverse List of 30 Photographers to Watch, Exhibit, and Hire Right Now
Lack of cultural and gender-based diversity has been a problem in the art and photography world for years. Despite many positive, forward-thinking exhibitions, programs, and platforms dedicated to changing this, many of the major photo...
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Event: Authority Collective invites people of color aspiring to become photo editors to a networking event at National Geographic Headquarters

By Authority Collective — Visura is delighted to sponsor the  Authority Collective ’s  People of Color Photo Editors..
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on Medium: AN OPEN LETTER TO CAMERA & PHOTOGRAPHY COMPANIES

By Authority Collective — Including but not limited to Canon Nikon Olympus Photoshelter RICOH Sony Dec. 15, 2018 Recently, Sony..
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on Medium: An Open Letter to The Magenta Foundation from the Authority Collective, Natives Photograph and Women Photograph

By Authority Collective — It came to our attention, as organizations previously affiliated with the Flash Forward competition jurying..
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Feminist Magazine interview: Melissa Bunni Elian

By Authority Collective —    FM April 29: Climate Change /Homeward LA/ Authority Collective - Feminist Magazine  ..
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Exploring Notions of Queerness with Authority Collective at Photoville LA - PhotoShelter Blog

By Authority Collective —     Exploring Notions of Queerness with Authority Collective at Photoville LA - PhotoShelter Blog..
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Meraki Mentor Podcast: There's Room For You Feat. Jovelle Tamayo

By Authority Collective —       S2E4: There's Room For You feat. Jovelle Tamayo          ..
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A New Wave of Social Networks Make Diverse Photographers More Visible

By Authority Collective — A New Wave of Social Networks Make Diverse Photographers More Visible These platforms aren't giving..
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on MOPLA: INCLUSIVITY NOW! PRESENTED BY AUTHORITY COLLECTIVE

By Authority Collective / Los Angeles, CA — There's a lot of talk about inclusivity but what does it really mean to create equity and fairness in..
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Presenting at Photoville LA: Parallax Exhibition curated by Mengwen Cao & Tara Pixley

By Authority Collective — Presented by Authority Collective and curated by Mengwen Cao & Tara Pixley— Parallax is a series..
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on PDN Pulse: Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Jurors Withdraw in Protest of TD Bank Funding

By Authority Collective — Four jurors for this year’s  Magenta Foundation Flash Forward emerging photographer competition..
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on FORMAT: The Lit List is Recognizing the Photographers the Industry Overlooks

By Authority Collective — This new photo award is drawing attention to marginalized photo talents. By Jill Blackmore Evans  ..
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on artsy: These Photographers Are Ensuring That Diversity Becomes More Than an Industry Trend

By Authority Collective — When Oriana Koren launched their career as a freelance photographer shooting weddings, they began to realize..
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on NYT Lens: Women of Color Organize for Access and Accountability in Photojournalism

By Authority Collective — The Authority Collective , whose members are women, transgender or nonbinary photographers, is building a..
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