Hello! Thank you for your interest in the HerStory photoshoot. For the last few years, this photoshoot has sought to recreate iconic images of influential women. This year, we want to focus not just on influential women, but on the ones you, unfortunately, haven’t heard about. The experience of HerStory involves relearning history with an awareness of the women who were forgotten by it. That is why we are dedicating our HerStory Photoshoot to telling the stories of those forgotten women. And we are so excited for your participation. #ForgedYetForgotten
Before you apply, please take some time to review the roles we’re looking to fill below. We are looking for both model and crew roles. The shoot will take place on Sunday, February 10th on Emerson’s campus. You must be available on that day to apply (with some flexibility for models and assistants).
Here is the model application: https://goo.gl/forms/UqRXUhTQZNx8kl0N2
Here is the crew application: https://goo.gl/forms/6J2D86ZH5lSzlht63
Applications will close on January 19th at 11:59pm. Decisions will be made at the end of January. Our cast list is flexible, so every woman on this list may not be portrayed and there are women who may be added depending on the applications we receive. If there is a woman you would like to see portrayed, but do not see on this list, please, please, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crew Role Descriptions
In need of photographer for full day on February 10th for Sigma’s HerStory Photoshoot. We will be recreating portrait style images of famous women. Looking for someone with experience with portrait photography and a passion for this project. You must be able to provide your own equipment or check it out from the EDC. Photography and lighting equipment necessary. The position does include editing the photos. A small compensation will be provided.
In need of a volunteer for full day on February 10th for Sigma’s HerStory Photoshoot. This position will involve assisting the photographer with lighting design and set up for individual photos. Experience with lighting and photography preferred.
In need of a volunteer for full day on February 10th for Sigma’s HerStory Photoshoot. This position will involve taking behind-the-scenes footage for a promotional video. You must be able to provide your own video camera or check one out from the EDC. Includes the opportunity to create a promo video for marketing purposes.
In need of a volunteer to work closely with the creative team for Sigma’s HerStory Photoshoot from January 26th until the day of the shoot on February 10th. Must be available all day on the 10th to assist with costuming. The position will involve designing and collecting costumes to recreate 29-30 images of famous women.
In need of several volunteers to assist the costume designer for the full day or part of the day on February 10th for Sigma’s HerStory Photoshoot.
Hair and Makeup Head
In need of a volunteer to work closely with the creative team for Sigma’s HerStory Photoshoot from January 26th through the day of the shoot on February 10th. This position will involve planning hair and makeup for 29-30 models by recreating the looks in images of famous women. Hair and Makeup experience necessary. You will have the opportunity to bring in your own team or we will provide you with volunteers.
Hair and Makeup Assistants
In need of several volunteers to assist the hair and makeup head for the full day or part of the day on February 10th for Sigma’s HerStory Photoshoot. Experience with hair and makeup preferred.
Mathematician & Writer
Extreme Hiker & First Woman to Hike Appalachian Trail Solo (and in one season… and at age 67)
Pilot (First Indian Woman to Fly an Aircraft)
Revolutionary War Hero
Runner (First Woman to Run Boston Marathon)
Suffragist & Editor
Film Star & Inventor
Chemist & X-Ray Crystallographer
Tobacco Farmer, Contributor to Cancer Research
Cofounder of PFLAG
Sociologist & First Female Cabinet-Member
Entertainer, Author, and Transgender Rights Advocate
Sometimes titiled the “first transgender celebrity”
Civil Rights Activist
First person arrested for not giving up seat on bus (age 15)
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Captain Nieves Fernandez
Guerilla Leader & School Teacher
Mathematician for NASA
Activist & Mother of Emmett Till
Lawyer & Human Rights Activist
Tattoo Artist & Circus Performer
First prominent female tattooist in the US
Lawyer & Minister
Astronaut (First Woman in Space)
Anna May Wong
Actress (First Chinese-American film star to gain international recognition)
Madame CJ Walker
Entrepreneur (One of the First Female Self-Made Millionaires)
Author & Journalist
Have another woman in mind?
Send us an email at email@example.com or indicate it on your model/crew application. We’d love to hear your idea!