BNP Paribas: Women Changing India

French bank BNP Paribas, founded the Women Changing India Project in 2010 to mark its 150th year of existence, and service in India. In 2017 ECHO Events Company asked Mobile Media Mob to capture the travelling photographic exhibition - from the arrival of the artworks, to the public opening of the exhibition.

The Brief

French bank BNP Paribas, founded the Women Changing India Project in 2010 to mark its 150th year of existence, and service in India. The female-focused initiative aims to showcase the vital role women play in India, through a travelling photographic exhibition. In 2017, Joburg was one of the five stops on this world tour. ECHO Events Company asked Mobile Media Mob to capture the entire process – from the arrival of the artworks, to the public opening of the exhibition.

The MMMob Approach

We worked closely with the exhibition curator and local events team, to map out their POA for the week ahead. A photographer and videographer from our MMMob were assigned to the project, and checked in daily to document the highlights of the installation. We also set up GoPros around the gallery to capture the transformation of the space, even when we weren’t there.

The artworks were up, the hard work was documented, and it was time to open the doors to the public. Our two-MMMob crew was scaled up to include a Field Producer, Audio Techie and Camera Assistants. We had a lot to cover, including the artworks and attendees, opening speeches, panel discussions and on-camera interviews with the French Ambassador and other VIPs. Three cameras, and lapel mics were used throughout the event to create a post-event video which was multidimensional and captured the insightful thoughts shared on the night.

MMMobsters

  • Cinematography: Jack Kaminski
  • Photography: Anthony Churchyard
  • Audio: Liezl Durand
  • Field Producer: Catherine Grenfell
  • Production Assistant: Thabang Madia
  • Video Editor: Jack Kaminski

Behind the Scenes: Exhibition Build