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John Rankin Waddell, known professionally as Rankin, is a British photographer and director. He is known for his photography of famous faces and models including Kate Moss, Madonna and the Queen. Rankin has also shot philanthropic campaigns for the NHS, Women’s Aid and Surfrider Foundation. He has over 60 book publications to his name and oversees a huge creative team with his brand and studio Rankin Creative, whose motto is “We want to Change the World.” 

Rankin co-founded Dazed + Confused magazine in 1991, and in 2011 founded Hunger, the website and biannual fashion, culture and lifestyle magazine. This year, he hosted the Great British Photography Challenge tv show on BBC4. 

He is one of the established stars returning to Birmingham’s NEC from 18 to 21 September 2021, for the first in-person Photography Show since March 2019.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.