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PA Images launches paid sports photography internship – six-month programme starts Jan 2019

15-03-2018 of Natasha Gale, Middleweight, during the Commonwealth Games Media Day at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo © Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Great news here from PA Images -the photography arm of the Press Association in the UK- they have launched a new sports photography internship to increase social, ethnic and gender diversity within the profession.
Beginning in January 2019, the six-month programme will run twice each year, offering two emerging sports photographers on-the-job training with PA Images’ picture editors and award-winning photographers, including Chief Sports Photographer David Davies and Jane Barlow, who was named ‘Sports Photographer of the Year’ at the 2018 Scottish Press Awards. The paid internship is open to photographers at the start of their career with a passion for sport. Successful candidates will learn all aspects of the photography business, with time spent on PA Images’ picture desk in Nottingham and on the road covering a variety of sporting events around the country to sharpen their skills. …and outstanding candidates will have the opportunity to continue working with PA Images’ photography team at the end of the internship.
Stephen Munday, Managing Director of PA Images told “What excites us at PA Images is seeing different world views reflected in our collections. This internship will enable us to develop a new generation of talent in sports photography and unlocking the unique perspectives from aspiring photographers from all backgrounds.”

Here’s how to apply:
Applications can be submitted via the PA website until 18 November. Candidates will be asked to attach a portfolio of 10 sports photographs to their submission.

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