To celebrate autumn and the new chapter of the Rural Women’s Network we hosted a photography initiative between April 13 – 20, 2023 called #BeRural
We aimed to reach real rural women to capture the essence of regional, rural and remote women in photography and ensure our representation is authentic.
The campaign was a huge success with a diverse number of women from all walks of rural, regional and remote life in NSW, sharing their image and story with us.
The photos represented women in agriculture and healthcare, volunteers, creative groups, small business owners, entrepreneurs, students and lots of prized cattle and award winning women across many fields of passion.
We posted these images to our Facebook, Instagram and Linked In accounts and we may also use select images for future campaigns and promotions for example on our social media, website or cover of a report.
We have decided to leave #BeRural initiative open so you can still contribute to the project if you wish by capturing your regional, rural or remote life, region or passion in photo.
Simply email us at email@example.com and we will be in contact.
All approved images will be posted to our social media accounts and will be kept on file for future use, with any future use requiring us to confirm the context of use with you and ensuring we have your permission and consent. This consent or the image you provided, may also be withdrawn by you, at any time.
It’s a photography call out. Send us a photo or selfie to be included – it’s that simple.
Please keep photos under 10MB if possible. If you do have a larger image photo you’d like to send, or a series of photos consider sending via a mail drop with a link we can use to download them all.
You can use any camera to take a photo, or have someone take a photo of you and submit to us!
Any rural woman is welcome to submit photos of themselves. Budding novice or amateur photographers are also welcome to reach out to us if seeking exposure of their rural images too. If you would like to discuss your work or ideas please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Take a headshot (Selfie) which also includes your environment (rural environment, your town centre, farms etc)
- Take a photo that captures the essence of your rural life:
- Rural landscapes with interesting features or livestock
- Landscapes or your environment at sunrise or sunset
- Your family enjoying the outdoors
- Rural women meeting or volunteering i.e. CWA meetings, craft classes or in-action helping out
- Small business owners and entrepreneurs
- If you’re a health care workers or emergency worker we’d love to see your world
- Show us your life in Agriculture; farmers, fisheries and forestry
We define rural as outside of Greater Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle so if you live outside these areas please feel free to show us yourself and your life your own way.
We are keeping BeRural open, so keep sending in your selfies.
All photos received will be reviewed and you will be advised by email for your written consent if they will be published on our socials or used in future promotional campaigns.
Please email them to us but if you do decide to share your work we’d love you to tag #BeRural and tag the Rural Women’s Network.
Using the #BeRural hashtag allows us to easily find your selfie or photo.
If you have any other questions please send us an email at email@example.com