Oviatt Library

Rebel Vision: Black Female and Non-Binary Photographers - a Photographic Presentation and Conversation with Tara Pixley

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location:
TBD
Cost:
Free

 

Woman sitting in a chair
Tara Pixley

Photographer and scholar Tara Pixley will talk about how her work and that of other Black female and non-binary photographers charter alternative futures for critically-engaged photography that challenges colonialism, heteronormativity, and racism, making visible structural forms of violence and patriarchy. Pixley will be in conversation with the Bradley Center's director, José Luis Benavides, and archivist, Keith Rice.

Tara Pixley, Ph.D. is a queer, Jamaican-American photographer, filmmaker and media scholar based in Los Angeles, where she is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Loyola Marymount University. She is a 2022 Reynolds Journalism Fellow and 2022 Pulitzer Center Grantee, a 2021 IWMF NextGen Fellow, a 2020 awardee of the World Press Photo Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative and a 2016 Visiting Knight Fellow at Harvard University's Nieman Foundation for Journalism. Her writing and photography have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Newsweek, Allure, HuffPost, Nieman Reports, ESPN Magazine, and the Black Scholar, among many others. Her filmic and photographic work intersect with her scholarship and advocacy, each addressing the intersectionality of race, gender, class, visual rhetoric, and the potential for visual media to reimagine marginalized communities. She is on the Board of stock photo co-op Stocksy United and serves as Secretary of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Board. She is also a co-Founder and the current Director of Authority Collective — an organization dedicated to establishing equity in visual media — and she is currently working on a book chronicling the move to decolonize the visual journalism industry.

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