The Creative Industries Festival 2021: We Are All Photographers Now, We Just Don’t Know What That Means…

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Creative industries

Who this event is for

  • Everyone




It is estimated that almost 1.5 trillion photographic images were created in 2020 alone. In a world where everyone who owns a phone carries a camera in their pocket, the photographer has had to redefine their role and that of their photographs. This panel discussion will attempt to bring together the commissioned with the commissioner to explore the role that the photographer and the photograph has in building brand and editorial identity within the creative industries in the 21st century.

Gaby Cove is a photography director and product designer with 25 years’ experience in fashion and journalism. She is the former Head of Photography at Vogue International, and was previously Head of Photography at Condé Nast Digital UK, running picture desks for ten brands including Vogue, GQ, Wired and Condé Nast Traveller.

Fiona Hayes is a designer, consultant and lecturer with three decades of international experience in publishing, art and fashion. A former Art Director of ten magazines, including Russian Vogue and GQ India, she has worked for Hearst and BBC and been involved in the launch of 14 titles for Condé Nast. She lectures at OBU, Leeds University and The Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design.

Grant Scott is the former art director of Elle and Tatler magazines and is a photographer, podcaster, writer and documentary filmmaker. He is currently the Subject Co-ordinator for BA Photography at Oxford Brookes University.