Tara Pixley is a Los Angeles-based visual journalist, writer, and professor with 15 years of experience as a photojournalist and photo editor for news media. Dr. Pixley’s photographic work and writing on photography have appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, ProPublica, HuffPost, Nieman Reports, PhotoVoice, ESPN Magazine, Scholastic, PDN Magazine, Canon Pro, Black Scholar, and many more publications.
She was a 2016 Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism and her Nieman Reports cover story on photojournalism was awarded a First Place 2017 FOLIO Ozzie Award. She is a co-founder and Board Member of Authority Collective — an organization dedicated to de-colonizing visual media and building community/opportunity for marginalized media makers.
Dr. Pixley is currently an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Loyola Marymount University. She has a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of California San Diego, an MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design and a BS in Journalism and Philosophy from FAMU.