Flying High, Longlist - Commercial

UN IFAD, Still I Rise

Camille Summers-Valli


Camille Summers-Valli is a director, artist and fashion photographer. Her work has a sensory, photographic style, inspired equally by fashion, nature and documentary activism. In 2015 Camille released her debut film ‘Big Mountain’ in collaboration with the ICA and MoMA which follows the experiences of a small Navajo community as they try to remain in their ancestral homelands after a wave of evictions. This was followed by 'All That Is', explored the subject of love, in all its ecstasy, difficulty and doubt. The film premiered at Sheffield doc fest and Cannes Voice of a Woman in 2017. Camille has directed music videos and fashion campaigns for clients such as Chanel, Gucci Bloom, Dazed Beauty, Hot Chip, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and most recently Låpsley. Camille’s first project with Somesuch was the campaign ‘Still I Rise’, a rousing commercial for the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development. Featuring the voice of Maya Angelou, it was an intimate glimpse into the lives of female agricultural workers worldwide. Camille is a Central Saint Martins alumna. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, raised in Nepal, she is currently based in Berlin.