APA Launches Committee for Diversity + Inclusion

Tue 29th Sep, 2020

Posted by APA New York in Insight

© Jessica Foley  (she/her)



American Photographic Artists (APA) proudly announces the formation of a committee made up of a diverse group of APA board members and photographic artists. 

As a leading voice in the photo industry, we comprehend that photography has the power to mold and influence our culture and stereotypes of BIPOCs and LGBTQIA+ in the media.  We acknowledge that APA has not done enough to highlight and elevate diversity and we are committed to addressing access and inclusion within the industry.

This Diversity Committee is charged with clearing a path to success for its members who are traditionally marginalized BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) and LGBTQIA+ at APA National and its chapters. 

The work of the Committee

As a first step, the committee created a survey to:

Better serve our members;
Identify better gateways for diverse voices; and
Provide members with the best information to succeed in the marketplace.

 

Participation in this short survey is both optional and anonymous. 

We vow to use what is collected responsibly and solely in our efforts to continue learning, changing, and offering more relevant and inclusive programming and services for our members. 

A LINK TO THE SURVEY HAS BEEN SENT TO ALL APA MEMBERS. Log on to APA to find the member-only link. 

If you are not an APA member, we would like to hear from you as well - here is the non-member survey link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APASocialSurvey

        Please view the work from some of our Diversity Committee members    

APA Diversity Committee Chair: Martine Séverin  diversity@apanational.org

The APA Diversity Committe meet-up at Palm Springs Photo Festival 


APA Diversity + Inclusionsymposium at PSPF
Meet individuals from the grassroots organizations working towards dismantling harmful practices in the visual journalism and editorial media industry. 

Events

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Thu 23 Jul, 2020
7:00pm–8:30pm

July 23 - Open Talk | Liam Sharp...

Join host APA NY Chairman as he takes a dive deep into the life and photography...

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