Diversify.Photo - Curated database of photographers of color available for assignments and commissions.
Women Photograph - Database of more than 650 independent women documentary photographers based in 91 countries.
Reclaim Photo - An alliance of five organizations committed to amplifying the voices of underrepresented photographers and decolonizing the photojournalism industry
Poynter, Passion and persistence drive Nikole Hannah-Jones, a newly minted MacArthur genius
“My message is for newsroom management, not journalists of color, to ask them to really do some examination about if their stated goals are really their goals. It’s the same thing I say about school segregation. If newsroom managers wanted diverse newsrooms, they’d have diverse newsrooms.”
Teju Cole for The NYT, Getting Others Right - “Telling the stories in which we are complicit outsiders has to be done with imagination and skepticism. It might require us not to give up our freedom, but to prioritize justice over freedom. It is not about taking something that belongs to someone else and making it serve you but rather about recognizing that history is brutal and unfinished and finding some way, within that recognition, to serve the dispossessed.”
Photojournalism lacks self-criticism and only the underdogs are willing to reshape its toxic culture - “Photographers still portraying a western idea of how the 'other' should be represented are not only falling into their own clichés, but are not encouraging the industry to transform itself and for photographers to stand out with their own, personal voices.”
Women Photograph, Oriana Koren on Race & Inclusion - "It’s not enough to assign ‘diverse’ stories. Image makers need to be diverse in visual approach and identity and experience. There is nothing new or novel about sending out a white photographer to photograph communities and people of color. We have a century of what that looks like."
Tara Pixley for Newsweek, Inequities Among Photojournalists Produce a Familiar Image - "Even as photojournalists bear witness to the world’s oppressed, impoverished and deprived, certain questions must be contended with—namely, what do the visual stories being told imply about minoritized communities, and who should be telling these stories?"