Diversity and Inclusion

Fri 26th Mar, 2021

Posted by Jeff Kausch Photography

Diversity logo banner

American Photographic Artists (APA) stands in solidarity in the fight against racism and injustice. We are working to be a more socially just and inclusive organization. 

This Diversity Committee is charged with clearing a path to success for its members who are traditionally underrepresented or marginalized; BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color), Women, AAPI (Asian American & Pacific Islanders), LGBTQIA+ and those with physical challenges. 

APA Diversity Committee Chair: Martine Séverin - diversity@apanational.org

Please view the work from some of our Diversity Committee members.

The APA Diversity Committee meet-up at Palm Springs Photo Festival 

APA Statement againt Racism and Injustice March 2021

APA Statement against Racism and Injustice June 2020

Programming 2021

APA Scope - A monthly conversation on Diversity & Inclusion

January 2021 conversation Moderated by Martine Severin with guests Cassandra Plavoukos and Christopher Malcolm.

February 2021 This episode is focused on the LGBTQIA community. Panelists: Ash Danielsen, Mariya Stangl, Nowen Cifuentes, Akshit Bhardwaj.

March 2021 This episode of APA Scope is focused on Asian inclusion in the photo industry with Photographer, Carmen Chan, Netflix Campaign Manager, Alex Kang, Photo Producer, Caroline Yi, Art Director Mike Nguyen and moderated by photographers, Diana King and Jessica Foley.

April 2021 - Decolonizing and Re-Imagining the Photo Industry - Moderated by Josué Rivas with Cara Romero and Cinthya Santos-Brione Register here

A few of the APA conversations you can watch: 

APA Diversity + Inclusion - symposium at PSPF
Meet individuals from the grassroots organizations working towards dismantling harmful practices in the visual journalism and editorial media industry. 

APA Reflection and Action with Darnell Scott - A compelling conversation with Darnell Scott, Visual Brand Manager at Apostrophe and Martine Séverin, APA Chicago Board Member and Chair of the APA National Diversity Committee.

APA Reflection and Action Presented at Le Book Connections, Martine Séverin, APA Chicago Board Member and Chair of the APA National Diversity Committee interviews Tiffany Persons (David & Goliath), Oriel Davis (Spotify), Tahira White (19th & Park)

APA SF Virtual SET | The Black Lens Today - American Photographic Artists stands in solidarity in the fight against racism and injustice, and we are committed to doing the work to take steps toward equality. APA San Francisco has offered our monthly SET platform to Bay Area Black photographers to tell their stories and voice their perspectives.

APA SD An evening with Jason Lee

APA SD An evening with Bruce Talamon

Open Talk with Samantha Isom

Here Perspective - Balancing Motherhood and Photography

Recommended Reading from Authority Collective

Links to diverse photo groups:

Authority Collective

Women Photograph

Diversify Photo

Everyday Projects

Photo Bill of Rights

Indigenous Photograph

Color Positive

Black Women Photographers

Chapter Benefits

Member to Members Service

Communicate with your APA SF Community



Fri 19th Mar, 2021

APA National CCO Terms & Conditions

The APA National Executive Board decided this should be available to all photographers, to help keep the photo community safe.