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Female photographers and filmmakers in the spotlight at The Photography Show

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The Photography Show & The Video Show has just revealed details of this year’s Women Who Photo & Film (WWP&F) campaign. 

Now in its second year, the campaign will shine a light on female photographers and filmmakers and the challenges they have faced when starting out their careers in a male-dominated industry. 

Ahead of The Photography Show & The Video Show’s Virtual Festival in September, 21 female ambassadors – each specializing in different areas of photography and filmmaking including weddings, sport, fashion, wildlife, music and corporate – have come together to celebrate the work of other women as well as sharing insights, experience and advice. 

Why the focus on women in photography?

If you've seen the 2018 TED Talk by celebrated photographer Jill Greenberg, you'll know that she revealed staggering numbers indicating that between 2013 and 2017, 92% of adverts in the US were shot by men, as are 85% of magazine covers. 

Meanwhile in the UK, despite women making up 70-80% of students on photography courses, as few as 13% of them go on to make a career out of their passion. These figures decline even further across filmmaking and videography. 

2018 TED Talk by celebrated photographer Jill Greenberg

What's the programme about?

The Women Who Photo & Film campaign is a set of live sessions, workshops and conversations that will empower professionals and amateurs to shout about their achievements. 

It's also already generated widespread industry support from the likes of Sony, Epson, Canon, Nikon and Panasonic. 

In the run up to the show, the campaign’s ambassadors will host Facebook and Instagram Live sessions to talk about their work and the advice they wish they had been given to support their careers from the start.

Who's speaking and when can you see them?

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Normally hosted at Birmingham’s NEC, this year The Photography Show & The Video Show will be held online from 20 – 21 September 2020. Registration is free!

A fantastic group of 21 women makes this year's line-up, all of whom come from different backgrounds, are at different stages of their careers and specialize in different areas of photography and filmmaking. 

Each ambassador has her own story to tell - take a look at their bios here.

Check out the full list of this year’s ambassadors here, along with the dates and times that they're speaking.

For more information about this year’s Women Who Photo & Film 2020 campaign, visit the show’s website.