Organizations, Databases

Collectives, Clubs, MeetUps

Organizations / Databases

  • Diversify Photo – To diversify photo, we need to equip Art Buyers, Creative Directors, and Photo Directors with resources to discover photographers of color available for assignments and commissions.
  • Black Women Photographers promotes and encourages inclusive hiring practices. The database highlights any and all Black women who elect to be submitted. Through honest dialogue via social conversations and workshops, the platform seeks to ensure more Black women are empowered to make the industry as colorful as it ought to be.
  • Women Photograph is a non-profit to elevate the voices of women visual journalists. The private database includes more than 1,000 independent documentary photographers based in 100+ countries. Women Photograph also operates an annual series of project grants, a year-long mentorship program, an annual skills-building workshop, and a travel fund to help women photographers access professional development opportunities.
  • The Exposure Group African American Photographers Association is a participatory member-driven professional photographers association dedicated towards improving the skills, professionalism, and productivity of its members through information, education, and demonstration.
  • Chicago Alliance of African American Photographers (CAAAP)’s mission is to photographically document the culture, society, and history of African-Americans, its communities, residents and their ethnic exchange in the Greater Chicago area and throughout the world. To promote the work of professional and amateur photographers through sponsored exhibitions, publications, lectures and education in the field of photography, and its related genre. To Use our photographic images and expertise to inform the public and our community about the importance of photography as an informative and creative medium of expression.
  • World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography which activates initiatives, in over 50 countries each year, that help support artists working in the medium of photography. From international exhibition tours, online competitions, and prestigious awards to collaborative projects and high-end art fairs, we embrace photography in all its forms, and are dedicated to the success of our community of artists and photographers.
  • Professional Photographers of America (PPA): A nonprofit that was created by photographers, for photographers in order to help those who want to take photography and entrepreneurship to the next level and develop profitable and sustainable businesses.
  • American Photographic Artists (APA): APA is a non-profit trade organization built by photographers for photographers. APA exists to provide business tools that help photographic artists of all levels run a smarter, more creative, and profitable business. Established in 1981. APA’s YouTube Channel.
  • ShootWith.Me is a centralized platform that helps studios connect with available photographers and assistants.
  • Wonderful Machine is an art production agency with a network of 608 photographers in 41 countries. Helps publications, agencies, and brands find photographers, source stock images, and produce photo and video shoots.
  • Aperture, a not-for-profit organization, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.
  • International League of Conservation Photographers – The iLCP is made up of top-tier photographers and filmmakers using solution-based media as a catalyst for conservation efforts. With 120+ Fellows, based in 26 countries and working in 190 countries. They shine a light on issues ranging from endangered flora and fauna to climate change to ocean health.
  • Magnum Photos is an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members, with offices in New York City, Paris, London and Tokyo.


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