WHO WE ARE...

Pride Inside is a not-for-profit grassroots campaign that was created to fill the void left by the cancellation of Pride events this summer.  It is the brainchild of drag star, writer and performer Ginger Johnson and has been brought to life by a group of brilliant LGBTQ+ people from the worlds of photography, design, theatre and media, as well as over 100 models from across the UK.

On this page you can find out all about the people who were involved in making Pride Inside happen, as well as links to their work online where you can go and show them some love.

If you'd like to part of future Pride Inside projects, you can get in touch using the contact form on our FAQ page.

If you are looking for the Pride Inside events run by Amnesty, UK Black Pride, Parapride and Gendered Intelligence, click here.

MEET OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS...
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HAYDN BROWN

Newcastle - He/him

Haydn has been photographing professionally for just over 3 years, specialising in queer photography and fashion, he mostly work within the LGBTQ+ community alongside some of the best queer artists and organisations there is.

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CORINNE CUMMING

London - She/her

Corinne first walked into Her Upstairs in Camden in 2015. Since then, she has gone on to shoot most of the queer nightlife and personalities that London has to offer.

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JOSEPH ESAPA

Oxford - He/him

Joseph captures people and wildlife under natural light, often using it to create interesting shadows and light patterns to complement the subject. 

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IRA GIORGETTI

London - He/him

Ira works in fashion and lifestyle for commercial and editorial. His passion is in men's fashion and portraits on location.

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AMELIA

Wirral - She/her

Amelia has been working in the music industry around the UK for the past two years. She documents gigs and concerts through both photo and video.

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CASSIE LEON

London - She/her

Cassie is the producer of The Cocoa Butter Club.  This is her photography debut.

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MICHAEL MCGUIRE

Newcastle - He/him

Michael creates positive imagery focussed on subjects including Celebrating Queerness, Body Positivity, story telling, challenging stereotypes and empowering individuals.

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ALEX MOORE

Swansea - He/him

Alex is a freelance photographer and videographer specialising in live music since 2014

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EMLI BENDIXEN

Bristol - She/her

Emli works primarily for editorial and commercial clients, photographing people and food in natural environments, with particular attention to light and tone.

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INDIA FLEMING

Sunderland - She/her

India is a live concert/touring photographer and videographer working globally with artists.

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CHLOE HASHEMI

Brighton - She/her

Chloe works in music, shooting festivals and gigs and working with musicians directly. She also shoots a lot of theatre and drag through working with the Brighton Fringe.

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EMMA JONES

Birmingham - She/her

Emma photograph events and portraits and love experimenting with different mediums.

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TIU MAKKONEN

Glasgow - She/her

For the past ten years Tiu's practice has developed from personal reflections on identity and queerness to documenting the LGBT+ scene in Scotland at large.

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CIARA MCMULLAN

Belfast - She/her

Ciara is a music photographer, shooting in venues and arenas all across Ireland, UK and Europe. Ciara is the official tour photographer for ASIWYFA and Roe, and is a trusted Jack-of-all-trades.

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WUNMI ONIBUDO

London - She/her

Wunmi is a portrait and documentary-style photographer, shooting general aspects of modern culture, taking portraits that show a sense of character and/or intimacy.

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JOSEPH WILSON

London - He/him

Joseph is a writer, filmmaker, photographer, installation artist and professional drag queen. His work focuses on queerness, identity, mental health and urban culture.

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HOLLY REVELL

London - She/her

Holly Revell is an artist photographer and documenter of performance who has a keen eye for preserving and collaborating with queer artists, making images and portraits which explore performance and transforming identities.

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MEET THE TEAM...
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GINGER JOHNSON

Artist and Co-founder - She/her

Ginger is an artist, writer and theatre maker with a sweet tooth for the ridiculous.  She is associate artist at The Pleasance, writer and presenter on Wakey! and resident MC for Sink The Pink. 

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NIC CONNAUGHTON

Producer - He/him

Nic is a Theatre Director, Producer and Programmer working across the UK and internationally.

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PAUL CHESHIRE

Illustrator - He/him

Paul lives between London and Berlin and has been involved in many projects supporting the LGBTQ+ community during his career, working alongside brands and collectives such as Sink the Pink, Grindr and the 2015, Google Pride campaign, to name just a few.

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LEIGH HOLMWOOD

PR - He/him

Leigh specialises in comms and words.

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JOSEPH WILSON

Videographer - He/him

Joseph is a writer, filmmaker, photographer, installation artist and professional drag queen. His work focuses on queerness, identity, mental health and urban culture.

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DOMINIC FALQUERO

Co-founder and Campaign Director

Dominic is a comms planner at the top UK media agency, who moonlights as drag queen Cola Phalquero. They have balanced 10 years of work in media with gigs from gay bars to Glastonbury and a residency at Push The Button.

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CORINNE CUMMING

Director of Photography - She/her

 Corinne is an award winning freelance photographer, based in London, specialising in Live Music, Events & Drag.

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ADRIAN EVERETT

Graphic Designer - He/him

Adrian Everett is a graphic designer working across print, marketing and advertising, and motion graphics.

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GEORGE HEYWORTH

Copywriter - He/him

Writer and performer. Half of sinister sibling double act Bourgeois & Maurice. Big fan of rhymes.

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CHRISTINA MCDERMOTT

Social Media - She/her/they

Christina is a social media specialist and digital content creator who runs her own agency, Cattington. She also writes a weekly newsletter for social media professionals called 'Social Lives'.

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ROBIN PRIESTLEY

Filter and Social Media Design - He/him

Drag queen trouble maker, designer and campaigner.

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OUR PARTNERS

Clear Channel UK is one of the UK’s largest Out of Home media and infrastructure
companies with more than 35,000 sites nationwide, partnering with brands, agencies, landlords and local authorities to help advertisers reach people in public spaces while investing in public infrastructure and social good projects.

LGBT+ Consortium is the umbrella body for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ voluntary and community organisations across the UK. It has a membership of over 370 organisations ranging from the largest in the sector, with a core focus on grassroots, local LGBT+ initiatives. .

Raze is a charity established to support, develop and nurture queer performance in the UK. We have defined queer performance as "performing arts undertaken by people who identify as Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Intersex (LGBTQI+) or that contains LGBTQI themes, content or context." 

THANK YOU!

Pride Inside with also like to thank:

ALL OUR MODELS ACROSS THE UK!!!!!!

PLUS ClearChannel, Raze Collective, Paul and Vicky at the LGBT+ Consortium, Gareth and Beattie Group, and the countless people who have played a part in the campaign so far....