Getty Images taking applications for its first ever female sports photographer internship

  • Successful applicant will work with industry-leading sports team and photographers at Getty Images’ London office
  • Applications are open to all aspiring female sports photographers until 31st March 2017

London, 31st January 2017: Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications has announced it is taking applications for a newly created female sports photographer internship, which will see the successful applicant working alongside and learning from the world’s leading sports photographers and editorial team.

The internship, which is offered in partnership with Women’s Sport Trust, Cerno Capital and Canon, will be a paid position in Getty Images’ London office and will run for one year from July 2017. During this time the photographer will learn all angles of the sports photography business by shadowing the picture desk, assignments team and field editors and honing her photography skills at sporting events.

Speaking about the internship, Getty Images’ Vice President of Global Sport and Entertainment, Ken Mainardis says: “Getty Images is the industry leader in sports imagery and we are proud to have award-winning photographers on our roster who service our partners at over 80 of the world’s leading sports governing bodies, leagues and clubs. We are passionate about supporting photographic talent and excited to be offering an up-and-coming female photographer with a passion for sports the chance to learn from the world’s best.”

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and cover letter alongside a portfolio of their 15 best images. More information on the internship and how to apply can be found here.

The internship follows the announcement of a broader partnership with Women’s Sport Trust which aims to increase the visibility of female athletes and women’s sports, whilst also challenging the way in which female athletes are portrayed in imagery.

Getty Images is a committed supporter of photographic talent, which it does via offered internships and its industry-leading grants programme. For more information on Getty Images grants, please click here.

How to apply

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and cover letter (which may contain links to any additional online galleries or websites) alongside a portfolio of their 15 best images. This can include other genres of photography away from sport but must demonstrate style, technique, and a passion for photography. The portfolio can include a photo essay, however this must consist of no more than eight images. Submitted images can be colour or black and white. Editorial integrity is of the utmost importance to Getty Images and therefore any images submitted that use digital filters must be declared.

For further information on the application please click here.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Getty Images taking applications for its first ever female sports photographer internship

  • 21/06/2017 at 1:30 pm
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    When are they announcing the winner?

    • 21/06/2017 at 1:37 pm
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      Not sure the exact date – but soon.

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