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APA Launches Committee for Diversity + Inclusion

This Diversity Committee is charged with clearing a path to success for underrepresented groups

Mon 28th Sep, 2020

By APA Admin in National

© 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, Asians 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 including BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) Asians and LGBTQIA+  

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.


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

APA Diversity Committee Chair: Martine Séverin

View images from the Diversity Committee members

The APA Diversity Committe meet-up at Palm Springs Photo Festival  2020

APA Diversity + Inclusion - symposium at PSPF 2020
Meet individuals from the grassroots organizations working towards dismantling harmful practices in the visual journalism and editorial media industry. 

 (Butterflies photo on homepage ©Jessica Foley)

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