New bursary for female, trans, and non-binary photographers launched by MPB

The 70:15:40 Project female photographer bursary
(Image credit: MPB / The 70:15:40 Project)

Did you know that 70% of photography students are classed as female and non-binary, yet only 15% of them are working in the professional photography field? On top of that, these professionals are reportedly earning 40% less than their male counterparts.

 The 70:15:40 Project UK has been launched by MPB, having partnered with leading global and UK organizations that believe change is urgently required within our industry, and highlighting the importance of redressing the barriers and challenges faced by women in photography and videography.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.