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CASE STUDY: MILLIE KNIGHT TEAM GB OLYMPIAN PORTRAITS

I have been covering the photography for Millie Knight since 2012, it all began when Suzanne Knight phoned me about taking some promotional portraits for her daughter who had just started as a downhill skier for Team GB. Who would have thought back then the success that Millie has achieved across the World...
26/05/2020
Millie Knight is a Paralympic athlete and student who competes at international level for Paralympics GB in alpine skiing in the slalom, giant slalom Super-G, Super Combined and Downhill events with a sighted guide, Brett Wild. When Knight was one year old, she contracted an illness, diagnosed at age three, which resulted in the loss of most of her vision by the age of six. She joined the Great Britain paralympic skiing team in 2012, and progressed to compete at international-level events. Knight was the flag bearer at the 2014 Winter Paralympics opening ceremony, her debut Paralympics, in Sochi where, at the age of 15, she was the youngest person ever to compete for Paralympics GB at the Winter Paralympic games. In 2017, Knight and Wild became Great Britain’s first World Champions in a snow sport. In the same year Knight also became an Honorary Doctor of the University of Kent.

Back in 2014 when Millie was the flag bearer for Team GB a portrait that I took of her was on the front cover of The Times newspaper and she appeared on BBC's Blue Peter where my portraits appeared as well as a double page feature in the Sunday Express magazine. I recently photographed Millie at the University of Kent where I am a guest lecturer, we used the session as a practical for the photography students. Looking forward to catching up with Millie again soon and seeing where her next challenge will be.