The Lit List Jury
In the spirit of the Lit List’s mission, our jurors come from across the visual storytelling world and have demonstrated their commitment to equity as leaders in our industry. Our jury is comprised of womxn and people of color, and represents organizations and publications like Magnum Foundation, the New Yorker, Blvck Vrchives, WIRED and California Sunday Magazine.
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Our special jury, consisting of Andrea Wise and Brent Lewis of Diversify.Photo and Rozette Rago and Tara Pixley of Authority Collective, along with independent juror Yvonne Stender, reviewed all 200+ nominations we received. They were tasked with selecting 50 artists for our shortlist.
Yvonne Stender was formerly the director of photography at Sunset magazine, where she covered food, travel, home, and gardening in the West. She's worked in publishing for over 20 years, including stints at New York Magazine, Elle, Vogue, Family Life, and Target, and holds a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.