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Portland Artist Talks: Celeste Noche + Josué Rivas

  • Ori Gallery 4038 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR, 97227 United States (map)

The Authority Collective presents an artist talk with photographer Josué Rivas, one of the 30 inaugural Lit List Photographers to Watch, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Ori Gallery in Portland, Oregon. 

Hear about Josué and his work, learn more about the Authority Collective and the Lit List, and meet fellow PNW creatives. Local photographer Celeste Noche will also present her work. 

Josué Rivas (Mexica/Otomi) is a visual storyteller and educator working at the intersection of art, journalism, and social justice. His work aims to challenge the mainstream narrative about Indigenous peoples, build awareness about issues affecting Native communities across Turtle Island, and be a visual messenger for those in the shadows of our society. He is a 2017 Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow, founder of the Standing Strong Project, co-founder of Natives Photograph and winner of the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. His work has appeared in publications including Buzzfeed, The Guardian, and World Policy Journal. He is available for photo assignments, film projects and exhibitions. You can view Josué’s work here:

And take a look at the other Lit List finalists here: 


Celeste Noche is a documentary photographer based in Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California. She photographs portraits, couples, travel, food, and homes — sometimes all together. You can view Celeste’s work here:


This is a FREE event and SPACE IS LIMITED. Please RSVP via Facebook or email  

The Lit List is committed to recognizing and awarding the outstanding work of photographers who are womxn, femmes, trans, non-binary people of color, or otherwise marginalized artists. Frustrated with the photo awards scene and determined to uplift our own, the Authority Collective, in partnership with Diversify.Photo, has created a merit-based list of photographers in response to the consistent lack of recognition of marginalized artists. Nominations came from other photographers as well as photo editors, reps, and visual, art and creative directors. The jury consists of industry decision-makers of color and allies — including Zora J Murff of Strange Fire Collective, Paloma Shutes of California Sunday magazine, Siobhán Bohnacker of The New Yorker, and Noelle Flores-Theard of Magnum Foundation. The Lit List proudly showcases the work of 30 must-watch image-makers who have flown under the industry’s radar.

The Authority Collective is a group of womxn, non-binary, trans and gender non-conforming people of color reclaiming their authority in the photography, film and VR/AR industries. Our mission is to empower marginalized artists with resources and community, and to take action against systemic and individual abuses in the world of lens-based editorial, documentary and commercial visual work.

Earlier Event: October 13
Grant Writing for Artists
Later Event: October 25
QTPOC Leadership Collaborative