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2024 PHOTOGRAPHY APPRENTICESHIP

Thanks to ongoing support from Festival Republic, Picture Me returns again this year in partnership with Latitude Festival to provide the third annual documentary apprenticeship for young women in live event photography, onsite at Latitude.

The initiative provides an invaluable work experience opportunity for four aspiring female photographers to work alongside professional photographers and mentors who have included Eddie Otchere – The ultimate B-Boy alchemist, who’s celebrated works include portraits of Biggie Smalls, Blackstar (Mos Def & Thalib Kweli) So Solid Crew, Est’elle, Goldie, Omar, Kae Tempest and Rosie Powell – specialist in live music and performance documentation capturing performances by dancers, musicians, artists and even writers – like Katy Hessel – author of the History of Art without Men. This year’s Picture Me mentor at Latitude is Billie Charity, an award-winning portrait and reportage photographer. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout Wales and in London, and has regularly featured in the press.Billie’s clients include Hay Festival, National Theatre Wales, The National Trust, The Big Lottery Fund, Country Living, The Canal and River Trust, The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, The Poets’ Society, and Faber. During the event, the festival team share a selection of the shots taken each day online on the Latitude website.

To follow their ongoing progress and check out that of so many other talented female photographers from both the UK and also Ghana who Picture Me currently showcase on picture_me_worldwide instagram account. You can also find out more on the Picture Me Worldwide project on www. kingdomproject.co.uk, under Current Projects/Picture Me. Last but not least we are excited to announce, new for this year, the launch of PICTURE US video apprenticeship at Latitude, you may well spot young film maker Elio Del Largo and his team around the festival as they capture live footage for Elio’s documentary ‘Latitude 24’!