As a portrait photographer known for powerful and transformative imagery, I’ve recently had the opportunity to collaborate with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on a unique project, photographing women making strides in data and tech. This project has a very special place in my heart and my journey.
This project’s conception is a testament to the transformative power of photography. I was fortunate enough to meet Caroline Bellamy, Chief Data Officer at the MoD, who had experienced first-hand the impact of my photography during the Women in Data awards. She envisioned igniting a similar movement within the MoD by showcasing the incredible women in data and tech, breaking the stereotypes, and portraying them in an unexpected, transformative way.
Step into a world where influential women leaders converge, making a profound statement about gender representation in the advertising and communications industry. The remarkable photographer, Sane Seven, brings to life a captivating photoshoot that showcases eight distinguished WACL women leaders in an intriguing portrait set against a backdrop reminiscent of dynamic entertainment television. This exceptional image not only highlights their achievements but also raises awareness about the scarcity of women CEOs in this field. Welcome to the world behind the lens, where creativity meets advocacy.
For several years now, the annual Twenty in Data and Technology showcase has captivated the industry, honouring the extraordinary accomplishments of women in this dynamic field. This eagerly awaited event serves as a gathering for trailblazing, inspirational, and dedicated women who selflessly dedicate their time to advocate for and empower others at all career stages. As an integral part of Women in Data from its inception, Sane Seven has masterfully captured the essence of these exceptional women. In this blog post, we delve into the unique challenges faced by women in the male-dominated data industry, highlighting the critical significance of showcasing successful role models. Moreover, we explore how this groundbreaking project defies stereotypes by presenting women as modern, empowered individuals, transcending the conventional corporate look and illuminating the importance of this progressive approach.
In the world of politics, women often find themselves under immense media pressure, scrutinised for their appearance and judged through a different lens compared to their male counterparts. But amidst these challenges, there are talented photographers like Sane Seven who excel at capturing the essence and strength of women in politics. Recently, Sane Seven had the incredible opportunity to photograph Penny Mordaunt, the Leader of the House of Commons, for The Sunday Times cover. In a series of portraits, Sane Seven skilfully showcased Penny’s resilience, grace, and indomitable spirit, highlighting the importance of capturing women politicians in a way that defies stereotypes and showcases their true character.