Emily: A Piece of Me

Emily is a 14-year old living in the suburbs outside of Wigan, an industrial town in North-West England. She's never before had a creative outlet, until she was given a camera as a gift for her birthday. That camera became a window for her to view the world around her in new ways - seeing the beauty in both the mundane of her urban home and encouraging her to explore farther and wider to find places of creative expression. What we see is a teenager newly inspired to interpret the world. Commissioned by the Royal Observatory to make three films about shortlisted photographers in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, Emily's story stood out by a mile as one of the few female entries (and also one of the youngest) to take up this irreverent and offbeat hobby.