NEWS: Big Team & Team Love link up for a hot opportunity for aspiring photographers


Big Team have partnered with Team Love Productions to offer aspiring photographers an opportunity for a placement on their brand new festival FORWARDS 2022

Delroy Hibbert

Are you an aspiring photographer looking to gain access into the music, events, and festival industry? Are you intermediate level and looking to gain extra skills, knowledge, and work in a professional environment? Well this paid placement is for you.


Images: Del Hibbert, @crossingthedanny

The festival aims to harness the power of live events to bring people together for incredible music moments and lasting positive change. 

Do you want to shoot at live music events, photograph artists, bands, musicians, speakers, festival goers and stages – with the chance to learn from industry professional photographers on location? How about an opportunity to develop your skills at Bristol’s brand new festival? 

This year Big Team X Forwards will be bringing 4 aspiring photographers on a 4 day photography placement at our brand new festival. The successful applicants will get hands-on experience in the world of live music and professional festival shooting. 

We are looking for keen individuals with the right attitude and desire to work in events – you don’t need to have a huge portfolio or large number of followers, just a good eye for shots and a hunger to learn more. We have cameras available on loan for the placement, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own. 

What we are offering:

1  x Photography workshop with a professional photographer

1 x Behind the scenes tour of FORWARDS Festival with your photography mentor and Big Team 

1 x 30 minute talk with FORWARDS Festivals lead photographer,  on site discussing the development and impact of exhibitions 

1 x 2 hr Festival walkthrough your professional festival photography mentor, helping you to understand how to shoot festivals


1 x Opportunity to photograph FORWARDS Festival 2022 with an exclusive Press Pass and pit access

You need to be available for

Pre-show Workshop (2hrs)  – Thursday 1st Sept,  

Site & Exhibition visit (3hrs)  – Friday 2nd Sept, 

Forwards Festival show days – Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th Sept – full days shooting.

If this is the opportunity you have been waiting for, then be sure to apply via the link below and get your applications in by Tuesday 16th August.

Improving diversity in the events industry is at the heart of what we do and we encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds. 

Other Information:

The successful applicants will need to come to the festival site for an orientation session, prior to their start date and will receive a full safety briefing on site. The role will be reporting into and supported by the project leaders during your placement. 

Recruitment Privacy Notice

Team Love, Forwards and Big Team CIC are committed to increasing diversity within our workforces, promoting equality and openly challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Team Love, TDR Productions and Big Team CIC are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for disabled staff. We aim to support disabled staff by making reasonable adjustments wherever possible to prevent any disadvantage. If you would like to discuss this informally and confidentially prior to making an application, please contact our Accessibility manager –