MES Biology Teacher, Mrs Sarah Horrix, has recently been chosen as a finalist in Rankin’s photography competition. She was one of the finalists chosen out of 20,000 entries, with her photography being displayed on Sky Arts' ‘Rankin’s 2020’.
Mrs Horrix has always been passionate about photography, having even set up her own photography club at MES. Throughout lockdown, she spent a lot of her free time taking photographs of her family and after hearing about ‘Rankin’s 2020’ on the radio, she decided to enter.
John Rankin Waddell, more commonly known as ‘Rankin’, is a British portrait and fashion photographer best known for snapping photos of the likes of David Bowie and Kate Moss. During the turbulent year of 2020, Rankin decided to turn his lense to documenting the Coronavirus pandemic, capturing striking portraits of NHS workers who have played a key role in the country’s COVID-19 response.
Then, Rankin decided to make an open call to any passionate photographers to submit their own photographs to document the events of this year, known as ‘Rankin’s 2020’, with his favourite submissions being chosen to feature on his new television series on Sky Arts.
Mrs Horrix’s entry, featuring her two children running, was selected as a finalist for the ‘Fun’ category, where participants were asked to submit a photograph that captures the “spirit of fun”. As a finalist, her entry was displayed on Monday 2nd November’s episode of ‘Rankin’s 2020’ and will also appear in the Rankin’s 2020 book which will be sold in aid of Mental Health UK.
A huge congratulations to Mrs Horrix for this wonderful achievement!