31 July 2020, 10:00pm BST
The Circle (NGO) is currently raising crucial funds for vulnerable women and girls disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of its ongoing emergency appeal. Founded by Annie Lennox in 2008, The Circle is inspired by the notion that when women come together and organise, we can be a powerful force for change. This has become even more pertinent as we navigate uncertain and unpredictable times.
To build awareness around women’s stories and experiences that are not always visible or seen around the world, The Media Circle (a collective of The Circle) is excited to welcome esteemed photographers Tara Moller, Mary Quincy and Tara Todras-Whitehill to a panel discussion on the theme of global feminism that explores the unseen stories that feminist photography can bring to light. The panel, titled ‘Unseen Stories: Behind the Lens’, will begin at 19:00 on July 22nd, and will be moderated by Rashmi Dube, an award-winning lawyer, columnist and renowned public speaker.
In tandem, as we adapt our fundraising efforts to a more virtual arena, the event will feature an online auction hosted by Hilco Auctions, selling beautiful print, digital and exclusive sets of images taken and donated by our photographers in order to raise money for the ongoing COVID-19 Appeal. In addition, prints for download and digital screensavers will be available on The Circle website.
Eve Conway, Co-chairman of The Media Circle, said: “The Media Circle is excited to be holding our first online panel as part of The Open Circle series, which will feature amazing photos taken by our members who are professional photographers to raise funds for The Circle’s Covid-19 Appeal: Women and Girls’ Solidarity Fund.
She added: “This is a unique opportunity to see and hear the stories about inspiring women around the world both in front of and behind the camera, reflecting our theme of global feminism. Many thanks to our photographers Tara Moller, Mary Quincy and Tara Todras-Whitehill for sharing their inspirational work and the personal stories behind them, and to Rashmi Dube, who is chairing the Q & A panel. An event not to be missed!”
Rashmi Dube commented: “The campaign is dear to my heart because I find it hard in my life to be seen in a true sense, in terms of what I have been through or going through. What is in my power is help be an advocate for others. This project is important as it shines a light and a voice to those who are not seen.”
More information on the event and tickets can be viewed online here. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.