Rebecca Radmore Profile
Rebecca Radmore is a professional documentary photographer and visual story-teller. Her passion for image making came whilst traveling and working abroad – especially whilst working as an election observer in El Salvador, where she developed her first full photo essay. Having studied Latin American studies at University College London, she was awarded a scholarship to study documentary directing at the EICTV Film School in Cuba. Her film ‘Contrapunto’ was awarded best student film over the last ten years of the course.
Following a desire to work in community development and project management, she returned to image making via London College of Communication where she gained a Masters in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. In 2012 she made a short film about the phenomenon of the ‘telenovela’ in Colombia, which was later screened at the London Latin American Film Festival. In 2013 she was invited to Singapore as artist in residence at Objectifs Centre for Film & Photography, where she developed her long-term visual research and multimedia project on beauty and skin tone in contemporary society, culminating in two well receieved exhibitions in Singapore and the UK. Here she also taught short courses and seminars in documentary film, ethics in photojournalism and participatory photography. Following this she met up with co–firesoul, Elio where they were invited to join the leading photographic and video agency in Botswana, capturing weddings, corporate events, product photography and portraits. As a side project they were commissioned by Flying Mission Services to rejuvenate their image bank with fresh material from their medical evacuation, aircraft maintenance, air tourism services and community development programmes. This work was recently featured in a book by The Other Hundred’ project, about education and empowerment around the globe.
One of her most exciting commissions since developing Firesoul Media came from the Prisoners Education Trust where she and Elio were employed to capture education projects in prisons across the UK. Combining her favourite genres –photojournalism, portraiture and charity PR- she and Elio produced images that have featured on national TV, newspapers and web articles. With her diverse working history, enthusiasm for developing projects, teamwork and communication, Rebecca knows how to get the best from you and your shoot from start to finish with a smile. When she is not behind the lens Rebecca enjoys travelling, yoga and bubble blowing with her co-firesoul, Elio and their two boys.