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Wex Photo Video: 'Women in the Industry' returns for 2019

19 August 2019


© Indira Flack

Women in the Industry is back for the second year running with a packed schedule of seminars, talks and workshops across a range of genres.  The one-day programme celebrates the work and talent of female photographers and filmmakers.  All events to take place simultaneously on 28 September 2019 at 13 venues across the UK.

Following the success of its inaugural event in 2018, Wex Photo Video will once again be celebrating the talents of female photographers, videographers and editors at its ‘Women in the Industry’ showcase this year at 13 locations around the United Kingdom. A full line-up of talks, presentations, creative masterclasses, product workshops and photo walks will take place concurrently on 28 September 2019, covering a wide range of genres, subject matter and equipment.

Presenters and workshop leaders will include acclaimed portrait, architectural and street photographers, as well as award-winning drone experts and cinematographers. The complete schedule of events and speakers can be found at Bookings can be made online.

Tiffany Tangen, events manager at Wex Photo Video, commented, “Women in the Industry was established as a platform to recognise and celebrate the achievements of female photographers and filmmakers, enabling them to share their experience with those looking to enhance their knowledge and learn new skills and techniques. Its aim was also to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all in the photographic industry. Feedback from attendees last year was exceptionally positive, so we have decided to make this an annual occurrence, and look forward to another outstanding event in September.”

Confirmed speakers and venues for Women in the Industry on 28 September include:

Birmingham – Wex Photo Video, 100 Hagley Road, Birmingham
Street dance and flash mobs with Anastasia Jobson

Brighton – venue to be announced
Getting off the ground with Amanda Leeming and DJI drones
On location – practical shooting with Amy Moore

Bristol – Wex Photo Video, Montpelier Central, Station Road, Bristol
Practical portraiture with Emma Drabble – in association with Panasonic
Urban exploration with Shelby Alexander (Stokes Croft)

Edinburgh – Wex Photo Video, Bonnington Business Centre, Edinburgh
Fantastical portraiture with Joanna Sellick in association with Sony

Glasgow – Wex Photo Video, Oakbank Industrial Estate, Glasgow
Wild expectations: discussing wildlife with Olympus and Tesni Ward

London – Wex Photo Video, Commercial Road, Whitechapel, London E1
A masterclass with Julia Fullerton-Batten

London – Fixation, Vauxhall
Planning expeditions – working around the world with Louise Murray

Manchester – Wex Photo Video, Downing Street Industrial Estate, Manchester
Exploring Manchester’s architecture with Verity Milligan – in association with Zeiss Workshop to be announced – in association with Canon

Street photography with Polly Rusyn – in association with Fujifilm (Caffé Nero, Norwich NR2)
Portraits at speed with Indira Flack – in association with Epson (Wex Photo Video, Frenbury Estate, Norwich)

Belfast – Calumet Photographic, Boucher Road, Belfast
Workshop to be announced – in association with Nikon


About the presenters:

Shelby Alexander

Born in Adelaide, Australia, Shelby is a documentary and street photographer based in Bristol. She gained a BA (Hons) in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales College, Newport where she spent time exploring ideas of lost childhood and loneliness and the notion of the family.

Emma Drabble

As a grass-roots documentary photographer, portraiture is a huge component in Emma’s work. Whether working on commissioned projects on location such as the current Our Living Levels or working with her commercial clients on high-end portraits in the studio, Emma is an adaptable and variable professional photographer.

Indira Flack

Indira's most recent project with Great British racing drivers, supported by Epson, will be exhibited at the new Silverstone Experience Centre opening soon. Featuring racing legends such as Sterling Moss and Nigel Mansell she also focuses on emerging talent such as Jamie Chadwick whom was the first ever woman to win a British F3 race.

Julia Fullerton-Batten

Julia is a worldwide acclaimed and exhibited fine-art photographer. Her work now encompasses 12 major projects spanning a decade of engagement in the field. Her more recent projects consider social issues, often covering controversial subject matter. For example, in ‘Feral Children, 2015’, Julia re-enacts fifteen reported historical cases of feral children.

Anastasia Jobson

Anastasia is a creative portrait photographer with an emphasis on movement and dance. Being a professional dancer for the last 10 years, she is greatly passionate about incorporating movement into her fashion and lifestyle portraiture.

Amanda Leeming

With over a decade in the photographic industry, covering weddings and teaching photography, Amanda currently works a Team Manager in the Contact Centre at Wex Photo Video. Her photographic credits include working as a photographer for world-class polo teams including the Gold Cup winners in 2012.

Verity Milligan

An award-winning photographer and Zeiss ambassador, Verity shares her secrets to capturing images out on-location. From landscape to architecture, her work excels in showing stunning, hidden gems around the city.

Amy Moore

Amy Moore is Wex Photo Video’s Technical Editor for Photography. Amy enjoys numerous types of photography, especially landscapes and meteorological photography.

Louise Murray

Louise Murray is an award-winning freelance journalist and photographer whose work has been published in the Guardian, the Times, and countless international magazines, books and popular science publications.

Polly Rusyn

Polly is a London based photographer and street photography educator, with a background in the travel industry. Polly freelances for a variety of clients as well as owning and operating The Photo Weekender - a company offering small group street photography weekend tours in Europe.

Tesni Ward

Tesni has travelled the globe to study and capture her subjects, from bears in Alaska, cheaters in Africa, pelicans in Greece to Puffins in Yorkshire. As a practising photographer, Olympus ambassador and conservationist, Tesni uses the OMD E-1 II system along with Pro series zoom lenses.

Bookings can be made here 


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