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Yorkshire school children in exhibition

17 Mar 2017

Photographer Jamie Hawkesworth worked with 123 Yorkshire school children for The Hepworth Wakefield's ambitious exhibition Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson curates The Hepworth Wakefield.

Photographer Jamie Hawkesworth, described by Dazed as “one of the most visionary fashion photographers working today” and who has collaborated with international fashion brands including JW Anderson, Alexander McQueen and Miu Miu worked with 123 Yorkshire school children as part of The Hepworth Wakefield’s new exhibition  Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson curates The Hepworth Wakefield.

A selection of the photographs will be shown in the exhibition and reproduced in the publication that accompanies it, published by InOtherWords.

Sarah Squires, Course Lecturer, Wakefield College, said: “Staff and students had an amazing morning and we are grateful for this opportunity.  The students have been so inspired. Jamie and his team and everyone at The Hepworth made us feel so welcome, giving the shyest and most unconfident students the biggest confidence boost. Every single student took away something rewarding from the morning at The Hepworth, it was an excellent experience for them to not only see a fashion shoot by an internationally renowned photographer take place, but to actually be part of it.”

Photo: Jamie Hawkesworth

The Hepworth Wakefield invited pupils from three Yorkshire schools – Wakefield College; Cundall Manor and Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy to be photographed in the gallery by the internationally renowned photographer wearing fashion pieces from the forthcoming exhibition.