Earlier this week PrideAM and Diva magazine published the results of a competition inviting agencies to “challenge the hetero norms” and raise the profile of LGBT people in advertising. The winners, Drum and Iris, re-invented well-known campaigns with lesbian couples as the stars. Scott Knox, founder of PrideAM (Pride in Advertising and Marketing), the first LGBT+ group for the advertising and marketing industry, and MD of the Marketing Agencies Association, spoke to It’s Nice That about how the results could promote diversity.
The idea for The Photographer’s Cookbook was conceived in the late 1970s by the George Eastman Museum in New York, the world’s oldest museum related to photography. The foundation asked a group of photographers for their favourite recipes and food-related photographs to go with them. Submissions included Ed Ruscha’s cactus omelette, Ansel Adam’s poached eggs in beer, Imogen Cunningham’s borscht and William Eggleston’s cheese grits casserole, but the book was never published and the materials have remained in George Eastman Museum’s collection ever since.