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The Photography Show Launches Women Who Photo Campaign

TPS has announced the Women Who Photo campaign to support females in the photography and filmmaking industry.

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The Photography Show and co-located The Video Show (16-19 March 2019 at the NEC) has announced the launch of the Women Who Photo campaign, which shines a light on some incredible female photographers and filmmakers making their mark on what are considered by many to be male-dominated industries. 

Despite there being a high percentage of female photography students on courses across the UK (often around 80% female to male ratio), the likelihood of them taking their skills to career-level drops dramatically. Those who do pursue their dream career are simply not shouting about their work in the same volume as their male counterparts. This campaign aims to empower both professionals and amateurs to shout about their passion and achievements.

The Photography Show has partnered with a selection of women who work across various areas of the industry, and challenged them to select a piece of work that they have photographed or filmed that makes them feel empowered, which will be displayed at the event in March (printed by CEWE).

Many of the women involved in the campaign will also lead talks at the show, discussing topics such as creating meaningful images, falling into filmmaking and what can go wrong in photography, alongside a host of technique-based seminars. A full line up of the women involved in Women Who Photo can be found below and at the dedicated webpage.

Exhibitors including Sony, Olympus and Panasonic have all shown their support for the campaign with many agreeing that their industries need to be more accessible to women. A complete list of supporting brands can also be found on the campaign webpage.

Olympus UK marketing manager, Georgina Paveline commented: “Olympus is proud to support the Women Who Photo campaign to showcase some exceptional female photographers' work and to support a platform which encourages others to shout about their achievements.”

A spokesperson for Nikon UK added: “Nikon is very pleased to support such talented photographers and filmmakers whose work both visually astounds and delivers a powerful narrative to their audiences – paving the way and inspiring the next generation of talent in our industry.”

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Women Who Photo

The Women Who Photo line-up:

Agatha A. Nitecka: Agatha has created iconic images that promote feature films, including many posters over her eight years working in the film industry. She has collaborated with award-winning directors, actors and production companies and has shot exclusively on 35mm for Universal Studios, BBC Films, Working Title, Film4, The Bureau and many others.

Amy Shore: Amy is an automotive and lifestyle photographer based in Leicestershire, UK. Her work is journalistic in approach, focussing more on a storytelling angle. For the last five years, Amy has photographed for clients worldwide and earlier this year, won the Amateur Photographer Rising Star award. She is also an ambassador for Nikon UK.

Angela Nicholson: Founder of She Clicks – a female-only photography group on Facebook where participants can share advice and network. Angela has been a photographer for many years, runs workshops on the subject and is a freelance writer for industry titles.

Carys Kaiser: Carys comes from a production background, having done everything from sound recording, working as a camera assistant and camera operator, to self-shooting PD (producer director). She has worked on science and historical films and on TV productions in the UK for over 16 years. As a camera operator her work includes news, sport and documentaries. She decided that to move forward with her visual storytelling, she had to upskill and learn to fly a drone. She’s loving every second of her new skill.

Cat Goryn: Cat has always had a love of various forms of photography but lacked the confidence to pursue photography as a career. She landed a role as photographer for a community focused National League Rugby Club and with that, further opportunities followed. In 2018, she started taking herself more seriously and this last year she photographed her first Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia, and England vs Barbarians.

Emma Drabble: Emma is a commercial and commissioned professional photographer for marketing teams for corporate industries. She comes from an extensive documentary photography background and trained in Marseille, France in the 80s. Emma is a Panasonic ambassador and Getty contributor. She shoots on two Panasonic Lumix G9's and works with a GH5 for film making. She is commissioned currently by the Heritage Lottery and HARC on the River Stories Project to shoot an extension of a project she worked on last year. This year she will be shooting Gwent Living Levels, a documentary on the changing ecology and impact on people and industries.

Emma Wilson: Emma is an audio-visual storyteller and the Creative Director at Story Of Your Day, an internationally renowned wedding and event film company. Having worked at the BBC, ITV and Reuters as a TV journalist for twenty years, her background is a storyteller first and foremost. In the past six years she's combined that passion with filmmaking and also runs one-to-one videography training sessions and hosts the first videography Facebook group for women in UK and Europe.

Esther Ling: A self-confessed non-techy photographer, Esther learned on 35mm and carries over her disciplined way of shooting to digital. She specialises in food photography but also covers weddings and social location portraits. She believes in simplicity and not over complicating things and works where possible in all genres of photography with available light and wide-open apertures, a definite lover of shallow depths of field.

Holly-Marie Cato: Holly-Marie is a freelance photographer and filmmaker. Blending a passion for travel, community and street photography, Holly-Marie seeks out authentic stories across the world and in her home city of London.

Iulia David: Iulia is a London-based photographer specialising in editorial, commercial and beauty portrait photography. She has done work for Phlearn, NailsInc and Little Mix Cosmetics to name a few, and has been internationally published. Besides shooting, Iulia is also an Interfit Photographic UK Creative pro and teaches both beauty lighting and photoshop high-end retouching.

Jennifer McCord: Jennifer began shooting music photography after touring with a band she’d connected with on twitter at 18. Now 23, her work has taken her all over the world and she enjoys shooting a mix of commercial, editorial and touring work with clients including Reading Festival, Skull Candy Headphones, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, SubPop Records, Fall Out Boy, Half Moon Run and Jägermeister.

Laura Babb: A UK wedding photographer and the founder of SNAP Photography Festival. Laura has photographed more than 200 weddings and her work has been featured everywhere from Hello Magazine to WPPI and in 2016 she was named one of New York based Rangefinder Magazine's 30 Rising Stars of Worldwide Wedding Photography. 

Leanne Perrins: Leanne is the UK's leading female wedding filmmaker. Founder of Blooming Lovely Films and the wedding filmmaking festival: Rise, she specialises in destination weddings as well as brand campaigns for high-end fashion clients, such as Chanel and Liberty London.

Mandy Dhillon: Mandy is a leading and established Asian female cinematic videographer. Based in Staffordshire, she surges around the country to provide videography services to her clients across the county. She entered the industry over 10 years ago and has grown her business and its reputation from strength to strength ever since.

Tesni Ward is a professional wildlife photographer, Olympus Ambassador and Benro Ambassador, based on the outskirts of the Peak District. While the majority of her work focuses on British wildlife, she also photographs projects across the world and has aspirations to promote conservation and education through her images. Tesni is also an ePHOTOzine user, showcasing her fantastic images on the site. 

Ruth Folkard, event manager for both The Photography Show and The Video Show, said: “There are some incredible women in the photography and filmmaking industry doing really great work and it’s important to us that their work be known about so that other women wanting to become professional, or simply take up photography and videography as a hobby, with confidence, are encouraged to do so. We’re delighted to host these women’s work at the show and see so many of them leading masterclasses at the event.”

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