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An Open Letter Against Sexual Harassment in the Photo Industry

February 16, 2016

Photographers Justin Cook and Daniel Sircar posted the following letter as a Google Doc on January 31, 2018. More than 410 men (and a few women) signed the document, including 372 who signed openly and 38 who signed anonymously. The 372 who signed publicly as of February 18, 2018 are listed below.

We, the undersigned, are men in photography and video who want to change our industry for the better. We want to rid the industry of sexual harassment, sexual coercion, sexual assault and abusive behavior. We demand that the culture of silence and corporate policies that enable predatory behavior be changed.

We are sending this public letter to workshops, conferences, and leading organizations in photojournalism asking them to:

(1) put out public statements condemning sexual harassment and discrimination,

(2) outline the steps they are taking to review their current hiring policies and selection process for “gatekeepers,” and

(3) ban bad actors from their organizations to create a safe environment for all.

Responses being collected by Daniel Sircar & Justin Cook.

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List of people who signed publicly (as of February 16, 2018):

Justin Cook
Daniel Sircar
Carter McCall
Ryan C. Jones
Edu Bayer
Pat Jarrett
Nic Coury
Charles Mostoller
Nicolas Enriquez
Greg Kendall-Ball
Andrew Nelles
Damaso Reyes
Johnny Milano
Brendan McInerney
Jacob Hamilton
José Sarmento Matos
Adam Vogler
Liam Maloney
Bob Black
Elijah Nouvelage
Leyland Cecco
Nelson Tam
Chris Donovan
Nick Agro
Lars Hagberg
Michel Huneault
Chase Stevens
James Cooper
André Alves
Ryan McLeod
Stephen Swofford
Gerry McCarthy
Dustin Chambers
Souvid Datta
Grant Hindsley
Skyler Reid
John Cogan
Santiago Lyon
Trevor Christensen
Christian Concha
Philip Pacheco
Aaron Rosenblatt
Sam Barzilay
Anik Rahman
Matt Adams
Joshua Corbett
Valerian Mazataud
Ed Kashi
Jarod Opperman
Josué Rivas
Andreas Beck
Chirag Wakaskar
Tae Kim
Ash Ponders
Daniel M.N. Turner
Scott Thode
Kevin D. Liles
M. Scott Brauer
Michael Noble Jr.
Ryan Henriksen
Arthur Gauthier
Jared Soares
Andrej Ivanov
Jake Parrish
Loren Elliott
Alexis Aubin
Daniel Vasta
Juan Zarama
Liam James Doyle
Chandler West
Ted S. Warren
David Ryder
Zach D Roberts
Brian Storm
Samuel George
Taz Lombardo
Cameron Karsten
Daniel Berman
Shawn Gust
Andrew Cullen
Ian Maule
Corey Perrine
Rick Collins
Stuart Palley
Chris Riha
Matthew Borowick
Ramon Dompor
Clinton Cargill
Eric Ginnard
Justin L. Stewart
Shay Horse
Matt Masin
Andrew Mangum
Ian Willms
Finbarr O’Reilly
Mathieu Willcocks
Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Wouter Hoogenboom
Matthew Breitbart
Neal Jackson
John Tully
David White
Eduardo Leal
Joe Carrotta
Tyler Essary
Brent Combs
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds
shachaf polakow
Bryan Bennett
Austin Anthony
Moe Zoyari
Michael Hamtil
Mauricio Palos
Andrew Mitchell
Michael Schwarz
Till Rimmele
Dougal Brownlie
Sean Proctor
Joshua Bessex
Andrew J. Whitaker
William Widmer
Tommaso Rada
William Wrobel
Ben Brewer
Kelly Gorham
Quinn Russell Brown
Zack Wittman
Thomas Cristofoletti
Clay Lomneth
Aaron Vincent Elkaim
Mike Davis
Veejay
Jeffrey Michael Smith
Johnathon Henninger
James Kane
Aaron Eisenhauer
Ed Giles
Adriana Teresa Letorney
Robin Hammond
Benjamin Rasmussen
Lucas Jackson
Kurt Steiss
Conor Risch
Chris Jones
Federico Rios
Andre Malerba
Ting She
sudhanshu malhotra
Andri Tambunan
Renaud Philippe
Joe Pocs
Brian Frank
Ramin Talaie
Owen Tiam
Matt Lutton
Vincent Tullo
Greg Fulmes
Casey Sykes
ruben salgado escudero
Patrick Breen
Jetmir Idrizi
brad farwell
James Nieves
Abhijeet Gurjar
Bryan Banducci
Vaughn Wallace
Eli Reichman
Jack Kurtz
Brent Lewis
Jonah Rosenberg
Ben Moffat
Adam Warner
James Wooldridge
Rob Hart
Ben Hasty
Ryan Berry
Jakub Mosur
Marcus Bleasdale
Andrew Renneisen
Victor Kintanar
Jeremy Johnson
Carl Glenn Payne
Seth Herald
David Aguilar
David Calvert
Harrison Jones
Roy Lagarde
Rasmus Degnbol
Pierre Terdjman
Gael Turine
James Whitlow Delano
Omar Havana
Amit Bose
Theodore Kaye
Teun van der Heijden
Cristian Heredia
Pierre Mohamed-Petit
Emmanuel Guillén Lozano
Frédéric Lafargue
Alex Buisse
Luis Tato
Paolo Patrizi
Minzayar Oo
Xaume
Pablo Porlan
Dean C.K. Cox
Javier Fergo
Bruno Feder
Adam Gnych
Aleksander Klug
Antolin Avezuela Aristu
Steve Meltzer
Rob Stothard
Petter Trens
Kasper Palsnov
Tobie Openshaw
Anthony
Dustin Satloff
Felix Schmitt
Mario Wezel
Conor Ashleigh
Tobias Nicolai
mujtaba Jalali
Jerome Delay
Bruno DeCock
Alessandro Rampazzo
Nicholas Pfosi
Peter Bouckaert
Guillem Valle
William Snyder
Patrick Whaly
stephen ferry
Zac Popik
Jan Husar
Albert Masias Llach
Matt Eich
Scott Heins
Enrique Shore
Manu Gil
Max Whittaker
Luis Perez Franco
Evan Frost
Carles Palacio
Matias Gonzalez
Felix Marquez
Juan David Duque
Liam Brooks
Michael M. Santiago
John Trotter
Jason Houge
Josh Mauser
Vanessa Romero
Pietro Viti
Karl Mancini
Gianmarco Maraviglia
Yoon S. Byun
Andy Colwell
Michael Scaia
Gabriel Scarlett
Gerald Bermudez
Colin Murphey
Rockne Roll
Daniel Tepper
David M. Barreda
Ridhwan Siregar
Candice Gombaud-Saintonge
Mikko Takkunen
Adam Wolffbrandt
Ian Terry
Nish Nalbandian
Mark Meyer
Josh Raab
Mario Burgos
Cesare Quinto
Donald Weber
Diego Ibarra Sánchez
Jose Colon
Juan Pablo Pino
Andrés Monroy Gómez
Alberto Prieto
Benjamin Norman
Henry Taylor
Fabian Marin
Nima Taradji
Curt Chandler
James wellford
Alex Thompson
Lars Lindqvist
James Forde
Felipe Alarcón
Jim Bryant
Silas Walker
Sujatro Ghosh
Jonas Wresch
Robb Hill
Elijah S. Walker
Alex Wroblewski
Daniella Nilva
James Bernal
Kyle Rodgers
Grant Flanagan
Thomas Damm
Zachary Schulman
Andrew T. White
Pep Masip
Vinh Dao
Alex Scott
Patrick Tombola
Parker Michels-Boyce
Jeff Mercado
Richard Kauffman
Samir Abady
Dillon Deaton
Chase Gaewski
David Tu Sun Song
Rikki Reich
Kyle Grillot
William Glaser
Caleb Savage
khurshid ahanger
Chris Baker Evens
CTR
Matt M. McKnight
Edwin Ciro Bermúdez
Carlos Avila Gonzalez
Conor Ralph
Kent Nishimura
Czuko Williams
Julius Matuschik
Morten Hvaal
Philipp Hannappel
Daniel Chatard
Christian Thompson
Frank E. Biney
Adam Perez
Alexander Ziegler
Jonathan D. Woods
Alvaro ybarra zavala
Mike Morones
Matthew Hatcher
Brett Gundlock
Fabian Mondl
Gonzalo Pardo
Uroš Abram
Ross Taylor
Carlos Bernate
Ed Glazar
Alexander Ho
Tom Barlow Brown
Cory Clark
Jeremiah M Bogert Jr
Carey Kirkella
Mason Trinca
Ryan libre
Carlos Zaya
Michael Candelori
Donny Bajohr
Joseph Ressler
Martin Smith-Rodden, Ph.D.
Charlie Shoemaker
John Loomis
Héctor Emanuel
Joshua Zatecka
Greg Kahn
Ritesh R Uttamchandani
Joe VanEeckhout
Nathan Siegel
Cory Wright
Daniel Carde
Michael Swensen
Dave Banks
Sean McKeag