Tara Pixley

Tara Pixley

Tara Pixley is a queer Jamaican-American photojournalist and assistant professor of journalism at Temple University. Her photography, which reimagines race, gender, and LGBTQ+ and immigrant communities through a liberation lens, has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Newsweek, Allure, HuffPost, ProPublica, Nieman Reports, and ESPN, among many others.

She is a 2022 Reynolds Journalism Fellow, a 2021 IWMF NextGen fellow, a 2020 World Press Photo Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative awardee, and a visiting 2016 Knight fellow at Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

Pixley is the secretary of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Board and the executive director of Authority Collective, an organization dedicated to establishing equity in visual media.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Tara Pixley

Eyewitness: The Shadows of Climate Change

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 on show

This compilation of work supported by the Pulitzer Center and Diversify Photo explores themes of erasure, injustice, and resilience in the face of climate change—taking viewers to climate-affected communities from the sunny hills of Southern California to fading coastlines in Mexico and melting glaciers in Peru.

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Archive Exhibitions Featuring Tara Pixley

Rebel Vision

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2021
Rebel Vision centers the work of Black female and non-binary photojournalists to chart the liberatory possibilities of using the documentary camera as a tool for anti-racism.
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Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

The Authority Collective presents queer artists of color who are re-visioning the lexicon that imagines the queer form, framing it as beautiful, strong, complex, and multi-faceted.

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Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

Authority Collective presents queer artists of color who are re-visioning the lexicon that imagines the queer form: framing it as beautiful, strong, complex and multi-faceted.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Tara Pixley

Jun 212022

CRAFTING YOUR CAREER: “Destigmatizing Side Hustles”

It’s the big open secret of the photography community: everyone does side work. Come and hear how different rockstar photographers subsidize and develop their careers with work that’s not just editorial photography.

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Oct 62021

The Vision Black Female Photojournalists Bring To Major News Coverage

Black female photographers bring a unique visual perspective to major news events. In this talk, Tara and Michael will take a close, fascinating and informative look at key images from 2020’s social justice protests.

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Sep 152019

Walking Tour of Photoville with Tara Pixley of Authority Collective

Join Tara Pixley, founding member of RECLAIM Photo and Authority Collective, for a guided tour of Photoville.

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Sep 162017

Reclaiming Photography

A panel discussion from the founding members of RECLAIM: an alliance of The Everyday Projects, Native Agency, Majority World, Women Photograph, Minority Report [renamed from Visioning Project], and Diversify Photo. We are six organizations committed to amplifying the voices of underrepresented photographers and decolonizing the photojournalism industry.

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