ASMP LA Statement of Solidarity on Racial Justice

As the past week reminded us, racism is a wound that runs deeply through the heart of America. It is clear that we have entered a long overdue time of reckoning where each of us must come to terms with the privileges and inequality that underpin our society. We are each called to rise to this occasion, show what we are made of, and be willing to do the work to better understand and fight to heal these wounds.

ASMP LA stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and those protesting police brutality, systemic racism and the marginalization of Black and brown people. With protests activating Los Angeles and communities across the country, the role of ethical photographic practices are more important than ever.

To our Black community members: we see you, we hear you, we are here for you. If you are interested in joining the Board or know someone who might be, please reach out; our active recruitment of POC board members is ongoing.

A sub-group of our local board put together an educational guide about the ethics of photographing protests, resources for anti-racism work, and tips for safely and respectfully protesting.

Our chapter statement and additional resources are informed by the work of Authority Collective.