Sarah Ginn speaks about “Misogyny, Bullying and Sexual Harassment”
Music photographer Sarah Ginn recently announced she was quitting music photography due to misogyny from male artists.
The resident photographer for fabric, wrote a post on facebook detailing her experiences of being objectified at gigs, where she said “So today is the day. I have decided to quit music photography. I never thought I would come to this point but the misogyny and bullying I have had to endure over the last three years should not be something that anyone has to go through. I got into this as I loved music and wanted to make it look beautiful and I have the upmost respect for those that create it. But it’s not really enough if you get judged on just what you look like. It doesn’t matter what you achieve if people objectify you as fair game because you are backstage. Am I not a person? Do you think that my body is the only thing to me?”
She’s now spoken to Elle, more about the quite frankly horrible experiences working in the music industry including “A few years ago, for example, I was chased out of a festival by an artist whilst I was working for other clients. He tried to get security to remove me and then, when that didn’t work, he actually ran me out of the tent. I’d go to other festivals and the same thing would happen again: I was chased out of a pit that I had permission to shoot in and was told to delete all my pictures.”
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