Back in february we reported photo agency Getty Images is taking applications for a newly created female sports photographer internship – two photographers have now been chosen from nearly 250 global applicants. Naomi Baker from Southampton UK and Linnea Rheborg from Sweden will get to shadow professional Getty Images photographers over the next 12 months.
Getty Images say: ‘Baker, aged 24 from Burridge, is now based at Getty Images’ London office in Camden for the next 12 months, where she will work alongside and learn from the world’s leading sports photographers and editorial team, building the necessary skills to start a career in the sports imagery industry. The internship will see Baker learn all aspects of the sports photography business, shadowing the picture desk, assignments team and field editors as well honing her photography skills with professional Canon kit at high-profile sporting events such as the upcoming Challenge Cup final at Wembley. Already an accomplished photographer, Baker has worked as Assistant Photographer to Southampton FC’s Club Photographer, as a photographer for AFC Bournemouth and as a contributor to Sport Magazine and British Rowing Magazine, among others.’
Naomi said of the opportunity: “What excites me the most about working for Getty Images is being able to learn from the best sport photographers in the world. I am also looking forward to developing new skills and gaining experience photographing a wide variety of sports.”
Rheborg, has a degree in photo-journalism from the Nordic School of Photography. As a freelance photographer she regularly contributes to weekly business magazine Aﬀärsvärldenand the Stockholm based Bildbyrån Photo Agency.
• The Getty Images Sport Photographer Internship was developed in partnership with Women’s Sport Trust, Cerno Capital and Canon, to encourage women to pursue a career in sports photography. Originally open as a single position, the internship was extended to accommodate two candidates following the high volume of global applications.