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'2020 in your pictures' - der Open Call von Starfotograf RANKIN und dem britischen Fernsehsender SKY ARTS auf GoSee sucht nach den besten Bildern des COVID-19-Jahres

So far, 2020 has been a wild ride. We’d be inclined to think it was all a bad dream, were it not for everyone out there documenting their brave new world. To celebrate the power of photography and its ability to provide a sense of stability in these strange and unprecedented times, Rankin has teamed up with SKY ARTS UK to capture the spirit of 2020 through images. So join our friend Rankin on his mission to capture the spirit of 2020.

From now until 23 August, Rankin is inviting amateurs and professionals alike to take a photograph, or submit something from their back catalogue, that represents their year in 2020, across the categories: Family, Fun, Self, Beauty, Empathy, and Nature. To take part, the photos should be posted on Instagram, tagging the handle @2020rankin and the hashtag #2020rankin in the description, along with the chosen category.

From September, Rankin will hand-select his favourite submissions with the help of special celebrity guests in the upcoming Sky Arts television series Rankin's 2020. Alongside uplifting new talent, every episode will feature a technical masterclass from Rankin for photography fans at home to hone their craft.

Rankin’s 2020 is an open call - Any camera can be used, and everyone is invited to take part, no matter their background or how many followers they have. As Rankin explains: "Rankin’s 2020 is an open call to anybody who thinks they can take a great picture. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never taken a photograph before or you’re a professional, I want to see your view of our world. Together we can document this crazy year and make something positive out of it.” So get shooting! GoSee :

Auf lesen wir: "Sky Arts, the UK’s only channel dedicated to arts and culture, is to be made free for everyone this September (2020). With a renewed focus on bringing more of the arts to more people, Sky Arts will embark on an ambitious programme of activity to support and champion the arts – putting artists, creatives, and public participation centre stage on a channel that everyone across the UK can watch on Freeview. The move to become free-to-air will include a bold new slate of original programmes and increased and deepened partnerships with artists and arts organisations, providing them with a platform to create and showcase their work. And to support new talent, the channel will launch a series of bursaries worth £30,000 each, that will see leading figures from the arts support and mentor diverse and emerging new artists ...." GoSee :

05.08.2020 show complete article


Happy Birthday NHS - Starfotograf RANKIN sagt "Thank you NHS!" mit seiner Portraitserie von Ärzten und Pflegepersonal, aktuell überall zu sehen auf den Billboards des Vereinigten Königreiches

RANKIN fotografierte anlässlich des 72ten Geburtstages der NHS eine Portraitserie mit Ärzten und Pflegepersonal der NHS die täglich und dies immer noch an vorderster Front arbeiten um sicherzustellen das die COVID-19-Pandemie kontrollierbar bleibt. Denn vorbei ist sie noch lange nicht. Die Bilder werden anlässlich des 72ten Geburtstages der NHS im ganzen Vereinigten Königreich an Bushaltestellen, auf Billboards und belebten Fussgängerzonen inklusive Piccadilly Lights in London zu sehen sein.

Auf den Motive zu sehen: ein ICU Consultant, eine COVID-19 Critical Care Krankenschwester, eine Hebamme, ein Psychiater, ein Pfleger, ein Apotheker, usw. - allesamt wichtige Schaltstellen in einem inzwischen gut funktionierenden System.

Fotograf und Regisseur Rankin : “As the coronavirus pandemic began to unfold, I was moved by the incredible efforts of people across the NHS and I wanted to document who they are and their role in fighting this disease. Taking a portrait is a unique and intimate experience, even with social distancing in place. Everyone had their own inspiring story which to them was just doing their job. I hope these images portray the resilience and courage they show every day in the face of real adversity."

Sir Simon Stevens, NHS Chief Executive : “This has been the most challenging year in the NHS’s history, with our amazing staff providing care to almost 100,000 hospitalised Covid patients, and many more in the community. Nurses, doctors, physios, pharmacists, cleaners and countless others have pulled together, bolstered by thousands of former NHS staff who came back to help, alongside a new generation of students who stepped up. As we approach the NHS’s anniversary, these striking portraits pay tribute to all NHS staff and their extraordinary dedication. On July 5th we also want to say thank you to those from all walks of life who have played their part in helping the NHS and our communities deal with this unprecedented health emergency.”

The participants have been photographed unhidden by PPE, to reveal the people behind the masks and celebrate the individuals they are. Alongside each portrait, NHS staff have shared their own personal stories from the frontline, providing a unique and touching insight into the lives of the people who are battling this pandemic and saving lives.

Emma Kelly, a critical care nurse at the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, said: “At first, I thought it must be the wrong Emma as I feel like I’m just doing the job I’ve been trained to do. While all of us who work for the NHS do the job because we want to care for and support our patients – it is lovely to be recognised in this way and to be able to share our stories with the world”

Dr Farzana Hussain, a GP at Project Surgery, Newham, said: “It’s difficult to put into words how privileged I feel to be able to go to work every day and make a difference to people’s lives and to help battle this global pandemic. “Now more than ever, it’s important that we see the humanity that makes up our GP practices, community services and hospitals. Every member of staff has their own story, fears and hopes for the future. I think Rankin’s photography brings this out really well.”

To read all statements GoSee :
30.06.2020 show complete article


“Keep Following Your Dreams” - RANKIN fotografiert Rennfahrer LEWIS HAMILTON für das Italienische Magazin STYLE CORRIERE DELLA SERA

"It’s always important to follow your dreams no matter how impossible they may seem" so die lebende Rennfahrer-Legende Lewis Hamilton in dem Interview mit dem Magazin STYLE CORRIERE DELLA SERA. Fotografiert wurde der smarte Brite von seinem Landsmann, dem Fotografen, Regisseur und Kreativ-Agentur-Inhaber RANKIN.

Der Corriere della Sera (= Abendkurier) ist die auflagenstärkste und meistgelesene Tageszeitung italienischer Sprache weltweit und zählt gemeinsam mit der Tageszeitung La Repubblica und dem Wirtschaftsblatt Il Sole 24 Ore zu den Leitmedien des Landes. Die Zeitung wird von der Verlagsgruppe Rizzoli Corriere della Sera (RCS MediaGroup) herausgegeben und erscheint in Mailand mit verschiedenen Lokal- und Wochenbeilagen. Ihre durchschnittliche Tagesauflage liegt bei über 800.000 Exemplaren, die insgesamt etwa 2,5 Millionen Leser erreichen. GoSee:

Photos RANKIN, Coat and shirt, Prada; glasses, Police x Lewis Hamilton; grooming Yuko Fredriksson, barber Ainsworth Ramsey and braider Kerry Ann.
04.05.2020 show complete article