Free Juice, a nonprofit designed to shift representation in the photography industry is featured at POST Houston May 14th- June 30th. Recognizing the photography industry’s shortcomings and passionate about mentoring the next generation, Free Juice collaborates with creative advisory firm Marginalized in Mind to bring the feature to life. The work of Free Juice’s up-and-coming mentees from their inaugural Free Juice University cohort and their established mentors are displayed in this exhibit.
Created to deliberately and relentlessly disrupt the industry, Free Juice aims to create opportunities for aspiring photographers, photo editors, photo directors, creative directors, producers and art directors. By providing comprehensive, culturally relevant mentorship that prioritizes both the tactical skills needed to improve your craft in tandem with the soft skills imperative for creating a sustainable career, emerging artists will have access to a new pool of resources.
Marginalized in Mind (Marg.) is a full service creative advisory that stands for equity and community in the photo world led by Free Juice board member Chaya Howell. In addition to catering to brands and studios on hiring new, trendsetting photographers they also provide business building services for photo freelancers. Marg. is focussed supporting the mentees of Free Juice with their industry knowledge.
Free Juice founder Allison Retina Stewart reflects: “Exhibiting at POST Houston is an amazing opportunity to showcase our inaugural cohort of Free Juice mentees. Their work is incredible and we can’t wait to for it to be seen.” Marginalized in Mind advisor Chaya Howell agrees, “It’s a dream to collaborate with Free Juice to support the career growth of such a talented cohort of young photographers.”
To donate or learn more about Free Juice, visit freejuice.info and support the organization’s mission to provide education and resources to emerging photographers where they are.