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What Is
Queer the Lens?

Queer the Lens is a growing community of LGBTQIA+ creatives in photography and video, both on and off set.  Our mission is to empower our community by establishing an inclusive space where we can voice our needs, create connections, and share resources.


We welcome any professional LGBTQIA+ creative working in photo/video, including photographers, producers, consultants, and crew. Fill out our survey and join our Slack community to connect with other folks like you!


Join our Slack Community!

As easy as:

  1. Fill out our survey.

  2. We send out slack invites to those who have filled out our survey and identify as LGBTQIA+ on a bi-weekly schedule. If you are interested in joining , we'll request that you agree to our community guidelines.

  3.  You'll then be directed to our Slack community!


About the Survey

Share about your experience as an LGBTQIA+ person in the photo and/or video industries!


The goal of this survey is to understand the needs of our community so we can help ensure folks are getting the support that they need to succeed. We will share what we learn with the industry, from professional organizations to brands, and beyond to help cultivate a more inclusive industry.


We've now made the survey the path to joining our Slack channel, so once you fill out the survey, you will have the opportunity to join our private online community.

Help get the word out and share the survey with your industry friends!


Your personal information and answers will remain private and will not be shared or sold for any reason. Data collected will be used to assess broad trends in the community and to learn what you need in order to thrive as a professional.

Meet the Co-Founders


Jemma Dilag


Photo Editor & Creative Consultant. Filipino-American, fine art photographer, self-published writer, and seasonal rollerblader. Bronx-native, currently based out of Philadelphia, PA. 


Kate Warren


Advertising lifestyle and editorial photographer focused on intimacy, identity, and memory. Native Vermonter currently based in New York, quilter, lover of turtlenecks. 


Amy Scott


Former New Jersey vegetable farmer turned advertising food and agriculture photographer. Passionate story-teller with lots of dad jokes. Queer the Lens is their brainchild. Has lived in 15 cities in 7 states and is currently based out of Houston, TX.


Chava Oropesa


Mexican born and Oakland based Creative Director / Commercial photographer. Addicted to color!
I put hot sauce on everything.

If you identify as LGBTQIA+, work in photo/video

and are interested in getting involved,

please reach out!

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