People of color and individuals from traditionally marginalized populations have seen images of themselves or people like them misused over and over again. Communicators must rethink how we think of photography.
The power dynamics at play in nonprofit storytelling are complex. It is essential that communicators set aside our preconceived ideas of the “perfect story” so we can listen to and understand the story the individual wishes to share.
Every communicator goes on a journey once they decide to consider equity concerns in communications, a journey that can be mapped on the White Racial Identity Development Model.