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Huawei & Dazed Announce Community-Led Photography Initiative

- 7 years ago

Smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, has joined forces with culture magazine, Dazed, to create an initiative that has been formulated to unlock the potential of future talent and celebrate creative individuals that have a unique view the world

Reveal the Real You’ is a community-led photographic project that will see three collaborators awarded a £10,000 bursary to donate to the community cause of their choice. The project is the latest partnership from Huawei that aims to inspire people to use their smartphone as a tool of self-expression.

The project is the latest partnership from Huawei that aims to inspire people to use their smartphone as a tool of self-expression

As evidenced by its partnership with Leica, the camera brand that democratised photography by taking cameras out of the studio and onto the streets, Huawei believes in photography as the medium through which anyone can share their stories and opinions.

The campaign officially launched at the Peckhamplex cinema on 4th September with a large-scale street exhibition, featuring images shot by emerging photography talent and Peckham local, Campbell Addy, who has used the project as an opportunity to shine a light on social diversity within the local creative community. His ten images, include a portrait of King Owusu who featured in the historic all-black Pirelli 2017 calendar.

Campbell told PhotoBite: “I want to shine a light on the artists of South London, breaking down the expected view of artists as the privileged middle class. I am championing the people of Peckham who are ‘doing the most with the least”.

Campbell’s images have been shot using the Huawei P10 and serve as a call to action, inspiring other young people to pick up a camera and document the causes and community that have had an impact on their lives.

Those interested in entering need to share a few sentences on their chosen community and 3 – 5 relevant images from their photography portfolio, and as Reveal the Real You gathers momentum it will culminate in a shortlist of twenty photographers being given Huawei P10 smartphones to document their stories.

“A panel of expert, independent judges will award three winners £10,000 each to donate to the charity of their choice as well as being an exhibition of their winning imagery to raise the profile of their cause further”.

Andrew Garrihy; CMO, Huawei Europe, told PhotoBite: “The photography capabilities on our phones allow anyone to take thought provoking images. Putting that power in people’s hands, has given everyone a platform to tell their story and help others understand more about their passions and beliefs through images. Reveal the Real You is simply an extension of what people do every day. We want to give inspired, committed people the opportunity to make a difference in their local community; give them a platform to get their voice heard and make things they never thought possible happen.”

For more information on how to submit your story visit, click through HERE

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.