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The Making of Fortitude with Ron Timehin

  • May 2021
  • Celebrating Cultural Diversity · Filmmaking

What you will learn in this course.

Whether used for stills photography or filmmaking, a camera offers the user a unique opportunity to tell a story. Here at Wex Photo Video, we recognise the value of those stories and believe they all deserve to be heard, as they provide an insight into the spectrum of human experiences lived across a nation of creative people.

Our #ChangeTheImage campaign showcases a selection of talented individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds, all of whom live and work in the UK. Join us from 24th May for a week of inspiring, entertaining and educational events that reflect the diverse passions, skills and views of our community.

Fortitude is a documentary piece discussing what it means to be Black and British. As the producer, Ron will discuss how this piece came to be. This talk is supported by Sony and Sennheiser.

This masterclass will cover:

- Fortitude: planning, prep and ideation.

- How the project came to exist and who was involved.

- How they made the film, Fortitude.

- Charitable work associated with the project.

- Tips and tricks on how to create integral societal changes and encourage/celebrate community.

Ron Timehin is a professional photographer specialising in cityscape and portrait photography. Ron has created commissioned work for brands including Apple, Adidas, Adobe, Canada Goose, Nike and Sony. Ron signed a European ambassadorship contract with Sony in 2019 and an Insider contract with Adobe. His work has been featured in several publications globally including British Vogue, GQ, HYPEBEAST, Highsnobiety, The Evening Standard and Digital Camera Magazine.

Ron is also the co-founder of Audax agency, which creates compelling commercial work for brands such as EA Sports, whilst also making sure to give back in some way. Although Audax has only been running for one year, it has raised around £250,000 for various charities through its work. You can find out more ways to help here.

Photographer, creative director and cultural commentator Misan Harriman is the first black person in the 104 year history of British Vogue to shoot the cover of its September issue. His strong reportage style and unique eye for narrative has captured the attention of editors and celebrities around the world. From documenting historic moments, most recently the Black Lives Matter movement in London, to photographing high profile celebrities including Meghan Markle, Julia Roberts and Giorgio Armani. Misan has been described as the most talked about photographer of our time by The Evening Standard.

Misan is an activist supporting diversity and inclusion; he is also a mental health campaigner with a keen interest in Dyslexia and Neurodiversity. He is the founder of What We Seee whose mission is to surface and amplify uplifting and inspirational stories, outputting the best content from diverse voices, artists, archives and brands to raise the tone of cultural conversation.

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Ron Timehin

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