Photography and film duties at The Tate Modern

January 23, 2018 , , jimstokesphotography

The Inspiring Women Campaign connects pupils and professionals to illustrate career opportunities for young girls. I’ve been shooting for them for over seven years, covering an array of high profile events.

This time we were at Tate Modern to introduce over four hundred school girls to the most successful woman in the arts.

Miriam Gonzalez Clegg, who champions the campaign, marshaled a hundred of the most successful women in the arts, from Bafta, the BBC, film, theatre, music, to spend a few hours in the Turbine Hall, talking to over 300 school girls about the opportunities and challenges on the road ahead.

The message was simple, you can achieve so much, if you want to. If you work hard, are smart, listen and learn, you’ll be amazed at what kind of life you can build for yourself. The girls got to meet women who were CEO’s, directors, entrepreneurs, actors, stars and Dames. Sage advice was everywhere, along with plenty of empowerment.

Actress Jessica Raine talks to school girls about what it takes to be an inspiring woman

The women told the girls their stories and answered questions in small groups. Jenny Agutter OBE joined the girls to back up the lesson that young women who work hard and concentrate can achieve the highest roles in the land.

Actress Louise Brealey enjoys connecting with young minds at the Inspiring Women in the arts

I was on hand to film interviews and shoot stills for promoting the campaign. I was responsible for introducing myself to the VIP’s and interviewing them about their experience and what they thought of the campaign.  I also shot a mixture of portraits (colour and black and white), event details, social media content giving the client a strong selection of digital content to tell the day’s stories.

Have a run through and if you like what you see give me a shout to discuss your events.

BBC Arts Correspondent Brenda Emannus was happy to tell us what she thought of the event and the importance of inspire young girls


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