Two women photographers have been given an amazing intern opportunity with Getty Images in a partnership with Women’s Sport Trust, Cerno Capital and Canon.
The scheme attracted almost 250 applications from all over the world with Southampton-based Naomi Baker and Swede Linnea Rheborg the successful candidates who will shadow professional Getty photographers for the next 12 months.
Baker has worked as assistant photographer at Southampton FC, as a photographer for AFC Bournemouth and as a contributor to Sport Magazine and British Rowing Magazine. She was in action over the weeked at a Tuff Mudder event.
The 24-year-old said: “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.”
The internship will see the women 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.
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. She has also been in action for Getty.
Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with over 200 million assets available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com. Find Getty Images on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest They are also partners of the Sports Journalists’ Association.
The Women’s Sport Trust was founded after London 2012 with the aim of raising the visibility and increasing the impact of women’s sport in the UK. This is achieved through the promotion of role models, stimulating media coverage and encouraging greater funding. It is the leading UK charity focused on using the power of sport to accelerate gender equality.
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