Zebedee Management represents models with Down Sydrome, ADHD, Aspergers, Achondroplasia and Tourettes, among others.
In October last year, 11 year old Joseph Hale starred in River Island’s Kids Squad fashion campaign, while Jack Brumpton appeared in a photoshoot with world-famous photographer Rankin for Hunger Magazine. Both boys have Down Syndrome.
Joseph and Jack are just two of the many models, actors and performers represented by the talent agency Zebedee Management, which offers a portfolio of kids and adults with a wide range of disabilities and learning difficulties. With many industries seeking to offer equality for all, and to better represent minorities, the agency states that it is “championing diversity and breaking down the barriers around disability and beauty.”
Directors Laura Johnson and Zoe Proctor are now keen to establish contacts within the toy industry as they continue to ensure that the young models they represent are afforded the same opportunities as their able-bodied counterparts.
They commented: “We are a specialist talent agency representing men, women and children with a range of disabilities, and would welcome the chance to speak to contributors about featuring our future stars in upcoming campaigns or shoots. This would be a great opportunity for our models, and for you to lead the way, championing diversity and breaking down the barriers around disability and beauty. Disability it seems is the last taboo in the media and fashion worlds; however, companies are now also realising the missed economic and social impact opportunities and are turning to us to help.”
“As the leading agency representing diversity in the UK we have received lots of positive press attention. We’ve supplied models for River Island, Marks and Spencer’s, Boden, most major supermarkets, and many more commercial projects.”
Anyone planning a photoshoot or advertising campaign, who would like to feature one of Zebedee’s talented child models, is encouraged to visit the agency’s website, or email directly to find out more.