The Purple Reign Project is a multi-media initiative of the InterLaw Diversity Forum which uses photography, film, biographies, and podcasts to capture the images, ideas, and stories of inspiring LGBT+ and ally role models drawn from the fields of law, business, activism, the arts, government and sports.
In Purple Reign I photographer Thomas Knights photographed subjects in front of a purple background to highlight their LGBT+ identity or support as an ally. This is situated amidst a greater panoramic setting representing their profession.
Through their profiles, written by acclaimed writer, activist, and Stonewall founding member Lisa Power MBE, we explore their multiple identities across all strands of diversity and inclusion and celebrate their status as role models, allies, and leaders in their fields.
Purple Reign I was launched in 2014 at Mansion House, hosted by the Lord Mayor of London, Dame Fiona Woolf DBE. It was the first ever LGBT+ event held at Mansion House, and the first LGBT+ event ever hosted by a Lord Mayor.
Purple Reign II is now underway in collaboration with British photographer Magnus Hastings.