Light.co, the company behind the innovative (if still in its infancy) Light L16 camera, has announced a new initiative called Depth Collective that aims to support photojournalists in their efforts at “pursuing the truth.” The initiative revolves around the L16 camera itself, which Light.co presents as an inconspicuous alternative to DSLRs for photojournalists who don’t want to be noticed.
“In the past few years,” the company said, “we’ve seen some photojournalists swap their DSLRs for iPhones to stay inconspicuous in their reporting—but they sacrifice quality to do so.” The L16 is a better option, says the company, thanks to its 16 individual camera modules, computational approach to photography, and 52MP max resolution.
Depth Collective members are given multiple perks under the membership, including a $500 discount off the L16 camera, early previews of new L16 updates and features, a shot at a bi-annual $5,000 reporting grant, plus a free Peak Design pouch and wrist strap.
Any visual artist or photojournalist can apply for Depth Collective membership, but they must have a UK or US address to which the L16 camera can be shipped—shipping elsewhere will start “soon,” but a specific date hasn’t been provided. Applicants must provide a link to their website or portfolio, as well as a brief statement about how the L16 camera will help them with their photojournalism. A full Depth Collective FAQ is available here.