“Why not give your campaign a different look? How about representing your many customers
with disabilities? And don’t you want to stand out amongst the rest and make your
advert memorable? These are just some of the many reasons why models with disabilities
– including fully blind models just like me – are being hired all the time.”
Anna Cannings, December 2015.
Anna has worked as a:
• Sculptor's model for the internationally renowned sculptor Marc Quinn.
• Model for a fine art project by photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten
• Photographic model for publications including: National Geographic, J17, Now Magazine,
M Magazine (in association with the Daily Mirror), Which? product guides and Learn
Direct publicity literature.
Anna has been working professionally as a model since 2002 and is one of a very small
number of professional blind models working in the UK. Despite the work opportunities
for disabled models still being limited, she has managed to build up extensive experience
in the industry, working for prestigious organisations, legendary photographers and
internationally renowned artists.
“When people think of modelling, they usually think of catwalk models,” says Anna.
“As a model with a disability, and at just 5 ft 2 inches, that’s never going to be
my line of work! But thankfully, the industry has far greater scope than that. Models
with disabilities are now being featured more widely in publications and in advertising
campaigns, and artists are increasingly becoming more interested in making us the
subject of their work. Every modelling assignment I do is interesting and unique
and helps to promote a positive image of disability. It’s slow, but changes are finally
happening. People are gradually becoming more open-minded and inclusive about booking
models with disabilities and I am excited to be working in the industry during this
important time of change.”
If you would like to discuss a booking, or find out more about Anna’s work as
a model, please visit the link below to find out how to Contact Anna.