Jun 232022
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CRAFTING YOUR CAREER: “Getting What You Want & Are Worth: Freelancer Negotiations”

Hear from the photographers engaged in disseminating industry guidance and insights about what to say and not say as you navigate your photography business.

Speakers: Emiliano Granado Jared Soares

Moderators: David M. Barreda

Location: Online

Presented by:

  • Diversify Photo
  • Photoville

Supported by:

  • Leica Camera

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.

Speaker Bios

  • Emiliano Granado

    Emiliano Granado

    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

  • Jared Soares

    Jared Soares

    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.

Moderator Bios

  • David M. Barreda

    David M. Barreda

    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 and a core team member of Diversify Photo.

    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.

    Born in southern Peru and raised on a sheep farm in Vermont, David lives with his partner, their 11-year-old daughter, and Dandelion, a poodle-terrier, Covid-adoptee, rescue dog.


  • Diversify Photo

    Diversify Photo

    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 media have recorded the images of our time.

  • Photoville


    Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.

    In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.

    By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.

    Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.

    For more information about Photoville visit,

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