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A Portrait Photography Campaign called The Gallery of Greats Campaign for the Pearson National Teaching Awards

A while ago early in to 2023 I was contacted by the PR company called Another Word Communications, they reached out to see if I would be interested in photographing a campaign for a prestigious organisation called the Teaching Awards. They wanted not just a portrait photographer but someone that has a background in teaching. After they searched the internet they came across the documentary project I had completed in lockdown called Getting Through This and really liked the work that I had done and thought that I would be the right person to photograph the campaign called 'The Gallery Of Greats'. I was so overwhelmed but also it was such an honour to have been asked. As a portrait photographer and love for telling stories of course I jumped at the opportunity and I have learnt so many skills along the way.

The project was to photograph 10 inspirational educators that had been shortlisted for the Pearson National Teaching Awards. Traveling across the UK to Hartlepool, Staffordshire, London, Liverpool, Lake District, Stratford Upon Avon, Peterborough, Leicestershire and virtually with Scotland and Ireland. I met each of the inspiring educators and captured a series of portraits that show the amazing work they do in education.

I worked closely communicating with the brilliant PR Company throughout the whole of the project to make sure that the delivery and the end product was what the client wanted from the campaign. The end results of the 10 images has had fantastic feedback. The dark background makes each of the photographs unique making all of the subjects stand out. I had comments from people viewing the work saying  how beautiful and striking the portraits looked and how well each photograph tells a story of the winner. I loved creating the portrait photography throughout the project, I love telling stories in one image. The final images were to then be exhibited in an exhibition in Soho, London at the All is Joy Gallery. What an amazing experience it was to have my first solo exhibition. The photographs of the shortlisted winners along with the information of the one day gallery event went out to press and it even made the national press which was amazing. 

I was so grateful to have been approached for the opportunity and to have worked with two very prestigious companies. I absolutely loved every minute!

Here are some of the press stories:

You can view the online gallery along with the inspiring winning educators and their inspiring stories: 

Virtual Photgography exhibition

This image even made it on to the BBC One Show!

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