The Lit List is committed to recognizing and awarding the outstanding work of photographers who are womxn, femmes, trans, non-binary people of color, and otherwise marginalized artists.

© Isabel Okoro
Frustrated with the photo awards scene and determined to uplift our own, the Lit List, is a merit-based list of photographers of color in response to the consistent lack of recognition of marginalized artists. Nominations came from other photographers as well as photo editors, reps, and visual, art and creative directors.

The juries consisted of industry decision-makers of color and co-conspirators. Every jury member was hand-selected by the Authority Collective board and demonstrated, through their hiring practices, a commitment to inclusivity and parity for photographers of color and other marginalized image makers.

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