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2022 ADC Awards - Photography

Gender Spectrum Collection

Agency VICE Media Group / Brooklyn

Client VICE Media Group


Design for Good / Photography

Annual ID


About the Work

In 2019, after noticing a scarcity of stock imagery that realistically depicted transgender and non-binary people, VICE created the Gender Spectrum Collection to help media outlets better show transgender and non-binary people in ways that go beyond clichés. Two years later, we expanded the collection to further diversify our library of free images. Limited representations of trans and non-binary people in media restricts the range of stories in which we imagine those subjects. With this collection, we hope to encourage richer portrayals of trans and non-binary personhood: These images do not define members of these communities only by their gender identities, but as people with careers, relationships, talents, passions, and home lives. The Gender Spectrum Collection is a step toward a more nuanced portrayal of one of the world’s most diverse and historically most misrepresented communities, but one photo collection for one outlet is not enough. These images have been made available to other media organizations through a Creative Commons license. We encourage media outlets to use them widely and responsibly, and to commission their own nuanced depictions of trans and non-binary people whenever possible.

2022 Awards

Total Points: 9


Media Distribution Company

VICE Media Group / Brooklyn


Victor Maldonado

Makeup Artist

Karina Milan


Tyler Okuns

Associate Art Director

Natalie Moreno

Creative Director / Global Design

Julie Ruiz

Executive Producer & Photographer

Alyza Enriquez

Manager, Creative Production

Alec Martin

Production Designer

V Haddad

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