Sometimes it’s best to just not send that email. Hear from the photographers of F***Gatekeeping (FG) about what to say and not say as you navigate your photography business. This discussion will cover client communication, valuing your time and work, and include case studies of specific challenges being faced by members of our community.
The FG crew is requesting examples from the community of challenging situations that they’ve had or are having. Any responses will be anonymized to protect all parties.
Crafting Your Career is a web series to create pathways for freelancing visual storytellers to become successful in the photography industry. With workshops that talk about the art of the side hustle, creating collectives and understanding contracts, these discussions and presentations from all-star and up-and-coming photographers are designed to guide members of our photographic community towards growth and success in their careers.
The workshops are especially geared towards BIPOC photographers, and are open to photographers anywhere in the world. We are here to support BIPOC and non-Western photographers to have successful careers.
Emiliano Granado (he/him). Born in Argentina. Lives in Brooklyn. Keeps coming back to the same themes of Exhibition and Spectacle. Loves tacos, sunglasses, and Tropicalia. One half of thevortex.tv.
Jared Soares (he/him) photographs community and identity.
Through portraiture and longform essays he examines how sets of people relate to each other often through the lens of sports and contemporary culture.
His fine art prints and books are held in the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Beinecke Rare Book
and Manuscript Library at Yale University.
Jared’s images intimately connect readers with subjects for clients such as adidas Originals, Adobe, Airbnb, The Atlantic, ELLE, The Fader, GQ, National Geographic, Nike, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Square, TIME and WIRED among others. His work has been recognized by the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and he contributed to The Marshall Project’s 2020 investigation of K-9 units and the damage that police dogs inflict on Americans, the report earned the 2021 Pulitzer Prize, staff recognition for National Reporting.
David M. Barreda is a visual editor, multimedia producer, curator, and journalist based in Oakland, California. He is currently a senior photo editor at National Geographic, where he edits on the History & Culture desk, a core team member of Diversify Photo, and President of the SF Bay Area Chapter of NAHJ.
Previously, David was a photo editor at Earthjustice, a founding editor at Topic, and a founding editor for ChinaFile where he launched the Abigail Cohen Fellowship in Documentary Photography in collaboration with the Magnum Foundation.
He has more than 20 years of visual journalism experience and prior to editing, he worked as a staff photojournalist at the San Jose Mercury News, the Rocky Mountain News, the Valley News, the Tallahassee Democrat, and the Herald of Randolph. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he received his Master’s degree, and of Middlebury College, where he majored in Geography and Environmental Studies.
Diversify Photo is a community of BIPOC and non-western photographers, editors, and visual producers working to break with the predominantly colonial and patriarchal eye through which history and the mass media has seen and recorded the images of our time. Our international online database is used by editors at major media outlets seeking to diversify their rosters of visual storytellers. We also create networking, exhibiting, speaking, community-building, and resource-sharing opportunities for our members.
Photoville is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography and visual storytelling by producing a free annual festival, amplifying impactful narratives, and connecting artists to a wide global audience by activating accessible public spaces via large scale exhibitions.
Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships and creative collaborations with community spirit, UPI approaches its mission of cultivating a wide, diverse audience for powerful photographic narratives by working closely with visual artists, city agencies, nonprofit organizations and educators worldwide to create new exhibition and public art opportunities that showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography. For more information about Photoville visit, www.photoville.com