Photojournalist Natalie Keyssar discusses how women (and photographers of color) are denied the same opportunities as white men in the photo industry, and why that needs to change. “It robs everyone, including white men, of the ability to understand other perspectives. In such a terribly polarized country as we’re in today, lack of empathy is a violent, destructive force that’s reinforced by a homogeny of perspective,” she says.

Keyssar talks about how she and others are helping younger women photographers stand up to discrimination. She discusses how to address bias and sexist behavior in a constructive way; how photo editors can help diversify the industry; and what men who support the cause of gender equality can do to help.

Related:
Sexism in the Photo Industry: Can’t We Do Better?

Why We Need More Photographers and Photo Editors of Color

Photographers, Men in Authority, and Sexual Harassment


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