THE TEAM

TARA PIXLEY  // Los Angeles, California
HANNAH YOON  // Waterloo, Ontario
JOVELLE TAMAYO // Seattle, Washington
ORIANA KOREN // Los Angeles, California
DANIELLE VILLASANA // Istanbul, Turkey
DIANA DIROY //  New York, New York
MARY KANG // New York, New York
ELAINE CROMIE // Detroit, Michigan
MELISSA BUNNI ELIAN // New York, New York
MENGWEN CAO // New York, New York

founding members

ROZETTE RAGO // Los Angeles, California
SOPHIA NAHLI ALLISON // Los Angeles, California
HANNAH YOON  // Waterloo, Ontario
JOVELLE TAMAYO // Seattle, Washington
ORIANA KOREN // Los Angeles, California
REBECCA ARANDA // Los Angeles, California
BETHANY MOLLENKOF // Los Angeles, California
RIKKÍ WRIGHT // Los Angeles, California
T. THOMPSON // Los Angeles, California
TARA PIXLEY  // Los Angeles, California


 Beginnings. Founding members at our 2017 Los Angeles retreat at  Las Fotos Project  Space.

Beginnings. Founding members at our 2017 Los Angeles retreat at Las Fotos Project Space.

 

In November 2017, a group of womxn met in Los Angeles in search of community we had not found elsewhere in our industry. So, we created one.

We made goals to empower each other, build our networks and connect each other with opportunities to grow. We also shared our anger and frustration with the photography and film industries, and their inequities. 
 

A token person of color at your panel or workshop is not enough!

Hiring a black womxn for an assignment once or twice is not enough!

Conversations about “diversity” are no longer enough!
 

We’re calling for editors, industry decision makers and our peers to:

Commit to anti-oppressive practices in hiring and events;

Uplift visual artists of color through mentorship, funding, jobs and assignments;

Actively engage with existing resources, like Brown Girls Doc Mafia and Diversify.Photo;

Hire more folks of color for leadership positions at your organization. 
 


Read more about our mission here.

And, fellow womxn, femmes, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people of color working in photography, film or VR/AR, we hope you join us. We all we got.