Featuring: Miranda Barnes, Dana Scruggs, Josue Rivas, Kayla Reefer, Mengwen Cao, Nichole Washington,Jessica Pettway, Kelly Marshall, Gabriella Angotti-Jones, Anthony Geathers, Sofia Jaramillo, Jared Soares, Maria Del Rio, Lucy Hewett, Arlene Mejorado, Carmen Chan, Carolina Hidalgo, Michael M. Santiago, Aundre Larrow, Shan Wallace, Eloisa Lopez, Rhynna M. Santos, Andrea Morales, Meron Menghistab, Sophia Nahli Allison, Aisha Mugo, Lynsey Weatherspoon, Shirley Yu, Maheder Haileselassie, Erika P. Rodriguez
This exhibition was curated from the winners of the inaugural LIT LIST, a list created by the Authority Collective, in partnership with Diversify.Photo, to highlight 30 talented photographers of color and other underrepresented identities. A white, cisgender, heteronormative, patriarchal lens dominates our world’s visual histories, and it is this same lens that determines access and success in many industries, including photography and film. We are asserting our right to tell stories from our own communities, which have long been misrepresented and erased in visual media. And we are establishing our power to set standards that challenge colonial aesthetics, narratives and notions of success. We are reclaiming our authority as storytellers and image makers.
The Authority Collective is a group of womxn, non-binary, and gender expansive people of color, reclaiming our authority in lens-based visual media. As professionals in the photography, film, and VR/AR industries, our mission is to empower artists with resources and community, and to take action against systemic and individual abuses, in the world of lens-based visual work. Our goal is to remove barriers to access for BIPOC entering editorial, journalism, documentary, commercial, and fine art careers.
The Authority Collective connects our community members with job, mentorship, networking, and professional development resources. We look to shift the power dynamic in traditional and independent media, so that the stories we tell, represent the true diversity of our world. We are establishing our power, to set standards that challenge colonial narratives, and the notions of success.
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.
THE LIT LIST: 30 Under-the-Radar Photographers
Featuring: Various ArtistsView Location Details Number 1 on the official photoville map Click to download this year's map Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
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