Our industry is filled with good-intentioned, progressive thinkers. F COLLECTIVE offers a simple way to bring these good intentions to life.


F Collective is an initiative that offers brands + advertising agencies a searchable database of women photographers with experience photographing ad campaigns.

the genesis of F Collective ...

We found ourselves inspired by the change created by the Free the Work initiative to include a female director in each bid for a tv spot. Such a simple idea, such a huge impact: its first year, BBDO and CP+B reported as much as a 400% increase in jobs directed by women.

We reached out to Free the Work to congratulate them + ask if their initiative could include still photographers as well as motion directors. They said that they didn't have the resources to do so, but strongly encouraged us to begin one.

So, here we go ...


now because ...

Change is happening. And it's happening fast! The idea that change around diversity + inclusiveness will happen 'in time' has been pushed aside for more immediacy in the way we live; it's a time when we are increasingly seeing our beliefs + ideals line up with what is happening in the outside world. 

We are inspired to see Agencies + Brands making efforts to award jobs to a more diverse group of photographers. We began F Collective as a way to help in that effort.

Right now, approximately 10% of commercial photography is created by women. With the efforts of Agencies + Brands, that number is moving toward a representation of women as they exist in the general population, approximately 50%.


how to use this site ...

If you're an Ad Agency, Creative, Art Buyer or Brand, thank you so much for being here + considering more women for your projects!

You can simply bookmark the F Collective site + use our search bar to find photographers by speciality or location. You can also sign up for a free Visura account to create a collection of your favorite F Collective advertising photographers + also be introduced to new photographers who work in different genres.

By awarding more work to women, you are valuing what women add to our world + our cultural conversation. Thank you. 

F Collective

F Collective is an initiative that offers brands + their agencies a searchable database of women photographers with experience photographing large ad campaigns, with a goal of increasing gender diversity in advertising photography. 
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