POC Visual Leadership Salon

POC leadership salon flyer

Join the Authority Collective, photo editors, photographers and other members of the visual media community for a day of conversation, connection, and strategizing around issues facing our industries.

  • What: Authority Collective’s second event for visual editors and photographers
  • Who: Visual editors, prospective visual editors, industry leaders, students, those thinking about other career paths within visual media.
  • When: Friday, Feb. 9 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Las Fotos Project in Los Angeles
  • Cost: Free!


  • headshot_Paris Chong

    Paris Chong

    Gallery Director, Leica LA

  • headshot_Lauren Crew

    Lauren Crew


  • headshot_Shweta Gulati

    Shweta Gulati

    Interactive Video, NatGeo

  • headshot_Essence Harden

    Essence Harden

    Curator, CAAM

  • headshot_Jehan Jillani

    Jehan Jillani

    Senior Visuals Editor, The Atlantic

  • headshot_Coleen Jose

    Coleen Jose

    Head of Community, Content Authenticity Initiative, Adobe

  • headshot_Elizabeth Krist

    Elizabeth Krist

    Visual Thinking Collective

  • headshot_Taylor Le

    Taylor Le

    Design Director, LA Times

  • headshot_Kawai Matthews

    Kawai Matthews


  • headshot_Danielle Scruggs

    Danielle Scruggs

    Photo Editor, Wall Street Journal

  • headshot_Jovelle Tamayo

    Jovelle Tamayo

    Multimedia Editor, The Marshall Project

  • headshot_Karen Williams

    Karen Williams

    Visual Director, Black Visual Queen

  • headshot_Monique Woo

    Monique Woo

    Photo Editor, Washington Post

Our salon event is now at capacity, but you can still register below to join the waitlist. We'll notify you via email if space opens up. We also hope you can join us for our Photo Community Mixer, an opportunity to meet salon attendees, members of Authority Collective, Diversify Photo, NPPA, and other imagemakers and visual leaders based in SoCal and beyond. We plan to host more programming IRL and virtually, so if you can't join us on Feb. 9 we hope to connect with you in the future!

Questions? Need additional support to attend this event? Please email us with any questions at info@authoritycollective.org.


The Authority Collective is a group of 300+ women, non-binary, and gender expansive people of color working in the photography, film and VR/AR industries. Our mission is to empower marginalized artists with resources and community, and to take action against systemic and individual abuses in the world of lens-based editorial, documentary and commercial visual work.