A music photographer renowned for working on London’s club scene has today announced her plans to leave the business, citing misogyny and bullying from her contemporaries.
Amongst other positions, Sarah Ginn is currently the resident photographer for infamous nightclub Fabric, often cited by many in the music industry as one of London’s best. Taking to her Facebook page, Ginn announced that her decision to retire from music photography stemmed from the attitude of her peers — particularly, male musicians she often found herself trying to take pictures of.
Despite her love for all things music photography, Ginn says it’s “not really enough if you get judged on just what you look like.” She largely focuses on shooting underground bass music gigs on London’s diverse night scene, but feels she has been unable to work to the best of her ability as she is simply not respected by those she finds herself working with. "[...] If I am not respected and valued by the people I shoot as an equal I can't make them look amazing, morally it's wrong for my images to be a lie."
Ginn is not packing in photography entirely. She will no longer work in music, but will instead focus her efforts on corporate, production, and events, all of which she already shoots regularly.
Read her statement in its entirety below. See more of her photography — music, and otherwise — on her website.