The Photography Show has officially announced the speakers for the Super Stage at the Spring Shoots event (opens in new tab) on 6 & 7 March, including one of the world's most renowned celebrity photographers, Rankin. The Super Stage will also see talks from other inspiration photographers and filmmakers, such as Magnum photographer Nanna Heitmann and pioneer of color photography Joel Meyerowitz.
Rankin will be discussing his approach to his recent portrait series focusing on the NHS during lockdown in 2020. He photographed 12 individuals from across the NHS who played a critical role in managing the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying (opens in new tab) "As the coronavirus pandemic began to unfold, I was moved by the incredible effort of people across the NHS and I wanted to document who they are and their role in fighting this disease."
However, Rankin won't be the only legendary photographer to grace the virtual Super Stage. He'll be joined by Magnum photographer Nanna Heitmann, who will be discussing her previous and ongoing bodies of work that deal with issues of isolation.
Other Super Stage speakers include Joel Meyerowitz, an award-winning street photographer and a pioneer of color photography, and Brooke Shaden, a fine art photographer who explores the dichotomy of darkness and light within people. Shaden will be taking her audience through the aspects of critique that she finds most helpful.
Finally, Tim Flach will also be welcomed to the Super Stage. Known for his striking animal portraiture, Flach will be discussing his body of work – particularly in context of what depicts of animals can most powerfully connect us with them and evoke empathy.
The Photography Show Spring Shoots Virtual Festival will be held on 6 & 7 March. Make sure to register for The Photography Show Spring Shoots Virtual Festival here (opens in new tab) for free to access dozens of talks and demos to help you find inspiration and perfect your craft while staying safe at home. Super Stage sessions will be charged at £6.99 per session – or you can gain access to all of them for just £24.99.