Disabled And Here

Want to be part of Disabled And Here?

We’re expanding the collection and looking for 5-7 more disabled people of color in the Pacific Northwest to feature in our stock photos and in interviews!

Three Black and disabled folx chatting outdoors in front of a white wall.

Besides being a disabled / chronically ill BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Person of Color), you should be:

  • located around Oregon, Washington, or Vancouver, BC
  • at least 18 years old
  • available to travel onsite to Portland, Oregon for the photo shoot (the interview can be done remotely)

We want you to bring your full selves as disabled BIPOC — modeling your own mobility aids if you’ve got them and representing different diagnoses (or lack thereof), body sizes/types, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Shoot Details

  • The group stock photo shoot is scheduled for Sunday, September 8, 2019 in Southeast Portland.
  • Participants will be paid $250.
  • We’ve set aside up to $50 per participant for travel funds and can reimburse costs (or coordinate for you if preferred).
  • The venue is ADA-accessible, with an elevator (we’re shooting on the ground floor & some upper floors, plus outdoors if the weather cooperates). It’s also next to two bus lines and has parking.
  • No flash photography involved!
  • Arrival times may be staggered to minimize the time you have to be onsite. If you already reside in Portland, we might schedule a separate day/time for your solo portraits.
  • Our rough theme for this shoot is an accessible life, and shots may incorporate an accessible kitchen, an elevator with floor buttons, and a van with a ramp.

Example: “I’m an artist and community organizer who...”

The photo does NOT need to be professional quality and we are body positive.

Are you available on Sun, Sept 8?