The recently launched photo agency Autograph Media − specialising in all aspects of race and cultural diversity − want to hear from independent photographers around the world who produce projects and features that relate directly to cultural diversity, with a view to the representation, licensing and distribution of their work.
The new agency, directed by Steve Blogg (formerly a senior director at Getty Images, Katz Pictures and IPG) is the licensing division of the leading visual arts charity, Autograph ABP, based in Shoreditch, London.
Steve Blogg says “We recognise the importance of photography in the story-telling of the ‘Missing Chapters’; the voids that exist beyond visual stereotypes, current media focus and mainstream public awareness. All too often marginalised voices go unheard; behind as well as in front of the cameras. We encourage emerging photographers in their pursuit of stories focusing on issues of cultural diversity, identity politics and human rights. The work we seek is not limited to any genre of photography; we are looking for integrity and excellence in photography that either asks, or answers, questions on the key issues of today. We are interested to see portrait stories and reportage features covering subjects ranging from politics to entertainment”.
Autograph Media currently represents the work of both agencies and photographers and has close ties with Magnum Photos, Africa Media Online and Drik/Majority World.