Thank you so much for your photography at our event last Fri – we are delighted with the outcome and we had problems picking just 2 for our awards submission! The images really capture the essence of the morning.”
The Sheffield Leaders is leadership development programme for University staff who lead, or have the potential to lead. In 2013, University of Sheffield was shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Awards in Outstanding Leadership Development. Times Higher Education required some photos of We were commissioned to photograph their community conference event.
The community believes that leadership is found across the institution at many levels and in many guises. The Sheffield Leader ensures these leaders have the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed by the University to face the challenges ahead, both internally and externally, and lead others to provide excellence throughout the institution.
The event was hosted at Mappin Hall, which the Vice-Chancellor is opening. Over 80 Sheffield leaders turned up at the event to discuss unconscious bias.
Sheffield Leaders required us to take photos throughout the community event, capturing the main speakers during the presentation and the atmosphere of the audience. Also they specifically asked for photos of the discussion session at the end of the event. To make sure they have plenty of photos to choose from, we took shots from varied angles during the 2-hour-long event and tried to capture all the attendants. Most of the photos are candid, shooting from distance, so we can keep ourselves out of the way and not interrupt the ongoing discussion. At the end of the speeches, we also organised a big group shot which has all the attendants in the picture.
Jennifer Robinson, HR Advisor at The Sheffield Leaders and also the organiser who commissioned us, was delighted with the photos they received few hours after the conference.
Below is a selection of the work created for the project.