The just-published Photo Bill of Rights marks an important step to ensure equal rights and opportunities for every person working in the photography and film industry.
Eight photographers’ organisations – Juntos, WP, Authority Collective, Natives Photograph, Color Positive, Diversify Photo, the Everyday Projects and NPPA – have joined forces to rectify inequities within the field of visual media. The topics addressed in the resulting ‘Photo Bill of Rights’ range from Finance and Health & Safety to ethical issues such as Misconduct and Bias. The purpose of the document is to promote a fairer, more inclusive environment for all lens-based workers.
The Covid-19 pandemic has both highlighted and intensified injustices within this sector, particularly towards those who are marginalised (including Black, Indigenous and people of colour [BIPOC], the working class, women, people with disabilities, non-binary people and members of the LGBTQIA community).
Amidst the Covid-19 crisis, these eight organisations have come together to take a stand against police brutality and systemic racism, assert the rights of all photographers and film makers, and define the measures necessary to ensure a safer, more inclusive and transparent industry for all.
For further information visit Photo Bill of Rights