Looking for Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority Food & Still Life Photography Teams. #BAME #POC
List for U.K. Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority Food & Still Life Photography Teams.
This list is intended as a resource for commissioning and hiring for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic U.K. based food and still life photography teams, to promote inclusivity and a more equitable industry.
Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIvXEV9LmHxIe505xm4YXn1PzOb0QijFge1I0p0GmOlHNZKQ/viewform
The list can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OZ_tw22jbHgwwTit7dP75n_iy0jop9pnUHgrVQ8ypl0/edit#gid=0
There are currently 31 BAME food & still life photographers and 6 BAME photo assistants, 13 BAME food stylists, 5 BAME prop stylists & set designers, 5 BAME art directors & creative directors,1 BAME retoucher 5 BAME food styling assistants and 0 prop styling or set design assistants.
We started it to build a resource for inclusivity and diversity on set and when commissioning. There needs to be more opportunities throughout our industry for BAME artists to be hired and have their work published, for their voices to be heard and their ideas and talent seen.
The list is small - which reflects the disparity of BAME crews - but the list is growing. I would like to keep the momentum going and by sharing will help it have a larger outreach for it to become a global resource for more inclusive commissioning.
We also want to build a supportive community, particularly for assistants who have felt the knock on effects by the loss of work due to Covid, and the skeleton teams of limited bodies on set to maintain safe distancing. Safety is paramount but we also need to check in and ask how can we help?
By promoting, hiring, mentoring, stepping aside if we know someone else from an underrepresented background would be better suited to a project - we can all do more to help.
Everyone in the industry can use this list to make sure our crews are diverse and that we are giving opportunities to all. #BAME #foodphotography #stilllifephotography
It would be really great if you can share the list on here and with your contacts.
All the links are in my bio https://linktr.ee/louisehagger