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.
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.