/ 2020 / Advertising / Self-Promotion

Female Sumo - Ballet of Giants

  • Prize
    Bronze in Advertising/Self-Promotion
  • Photographer
    Matthew McQuillan

In the world of sumo wrestling, male sumo wrestlers are held in the highest regard, akin to rockstars or Hollywood actors. Females however are traditionally expected to play the role of supportive wife.
This attitude is slowly changing as female sumo is gaining more coverage. With more women taking part in female sumo than ever, what was until recently seen a strange hobby could soon become a professional sport for women, just as it is for their male counterparts.

Matthew's cinematic & vibrant style is used to explore character and form.