Speaking about the project, called My Latest Role, photographer Ali Wright said: “As a theatre photographer, I lost six months of work overnight and only qualified for a fraction of my previous wage.
“I was interested in discovering how other freelance theatre artists were coping in this new context. I soon discovered that many across the industry were taking up roles as Key Workers to financially survive, many having been excluded from government assistance, and volunteering as a way to help others in a time of crisis.
“My Latest Role has been a way for me to play my small part in amplifying the theatre workforces’ resilience, adaptability and generosity.”
The series celebrates the work of creative freelancers, particularly those that are currently unsure how they will able to benefit from the financial help the government has announced for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
See a selection of the portraits below.
To see all of the portraits, visit: https://www.mylatestrole.com/portraits
Ali Wright has urged those who are in a position to support to please consider making a donation to The Theatrical Guild, who offer direct support to theatre workers facing financial hardship – https://ttg.org.uk/donate/
To find out more about Ali Wright, visit her website: https://www.aliwrightphotography.com/ and follow her on:
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