Diversity Behind the Lens

Wednesday / September 23 / 7:00 PM

Description

The need for diversity in photography goes beyond the subject — it includes the artist behind the lens. Why? Because photographers and subjects alike affect what we capture and how we tell that story. Who is behind the lens affects the final photograph as much as who or what is in front of the lense.

Join us for a panel of young POC photographers, photojournalists, artists, and creative leaders who will share their experiences in the industry and how their respective backgrounds shaped the work they’ve done. We’ll also discuss the progress and the work that lies ahead in making the photography industry — and every creative medium — more diverse and inclusive.

Details

Date & Time

Wednesday, September 23

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location

Zoom

Speakers

Yodith Dammlash

Photographer and Photo Editor

She | Her | Hers

Yodith Dammlash is a photographer, archivist, and editor based in the DC Metropolitan area. She received a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art and Design. Her photo-based work explores her own Ethiopian-American ancestry through the lenses of womanhood and collective memory.

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Jared Soares

Photographer

He | Him | His

Based in Washington, D.C., working across North America and beyond. Jared Soares uses portraiture and long-form essays often through the lens of sports and subcultures to create projects based around community and identity.

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Gary Williams

Photographer and Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer for Creative Theory Agency

Gary Williams Jr. is a Photographer and Videographer who creates digital content for some of the world’s leading brands.

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Platform and Prerequisites

This event will be streamed via Zoom. In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on the Zoom app via their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video. In order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations — only those whose display name fully matches the name on our registration list will be admitted from the waiting room. You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ.

Accessibility and Accommodations

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  • Request an accommodation through this Google Form
  • Email us at accessibility@dc.aiga.org.
  • Call our Accessibility Lead, Josh Kim, by phone at 571-302-1504

You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our page on accessibility.

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct .

More Information

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