Fanny Beckman is a photographer who uses art to raise awareness of social injustice. She was four years old when she got her first camera and ever since, photography has been an important part of her life. She studied Fine Art Photography at Gamleby School of Photography in Sweden. It was during this time she realised how she could combine art and feminism. Since 2013, she has freelanced as a photographer, public speaker and writer and has collaborated with various feminist organisations. She has had numerous exhibitions highlighting subjects as domestic abuse and mental health. For example, she exhibited in the Swedish Parliament in November 2017, at the Brighton Dome in March 2019, and at Gallery Foto Nostrum in Barcelona in October 2019, as one of the winners of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award.
- Women of My Generation (photo series and podcast)According to the NHS, eating disorders are responsible for more life loss than any other mental health condition.To stop more women from getting ill, it is crucial to show a diverse range of bodies in media. That is the aim with this ongoing multimedia project: to question beauty standards and prove that it is beyond doubt possible to feel confident regardless of body size, socio- economic background, sexuality and ethnicity. Women of My Generation is also a podcast where we discuss body image
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- In Studio w/ Crumb HumansTook some time to shoot in a studio, and here's how the shots came out. Thoughts? Photos shot at JJ Media studio in Hoxton. FIlm: Portra 400, TMAX 100 & Ektachrome 100 S&D: Bayeux Crew: Photographer: Francis Augusto Photo assist: Giles Smith Light assist: Andreas Pareris Shoot assist/runner: Fanny Beckman Models: Louis, Divine & Stella from Crumb Agency
Photographer and Public SpeakerFanny Beckman
London, United KingdomFreelance
Photographer from Sweden living in the UK. I studied Fine Art Photography at Gamleby School of Photography in 2014-2015, where I found my visual language: to raise feminist issues and social injustices via portrait photography. Since then, I have been part of several group exhibitions, as well as a few solo exhibitions in Sweden and in Brighton. In October 2019 I exhibited in Barcelona, as part of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards. Furthermore, I work commercially with brands sharing my values around equality and sustainability. I do this both as a photographer and as a public speaker. I have had talks on the importance of diversity and inclusion in visual media for example for Triumph, the V&A and the Prince's Trust.
Sub Team Leader (Product Specialist)MPB
- Brighton, United KingdomFull Time
For two years, I worked at the camera company MPB which via e-commerce trades with used camera equipment. In January 2017 I started working there as a product specialist, where I make sure everything that the company purchase works as it should, before taking photos of the products and publish them online to sell. In April 2018 I became a Sub Team Leader within the same team. My responsibility was to answer questions from other team members, whether technical questions about the products, or about the company as a whole. I also ensures that our daily targets where hit and wrote reports in Excel and Word for the rest of the company, to train new team members and to motivate the team to work as efficient as possible. I also write blog post for MPB's blog to inspire the customers.
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- Project Management
- Creative Direction
- Foreign Languages
- Microsoft Excel
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