Cerno Capital supports UK women athletes, explorers and adventurers.

It is part of our ongoing mission to promote participation and inclusion through various outreach programmes.

In a new initiative with Getty Images, Women’s Sport Trust and Canon, we will support women behind the camera by funding a one year paid internship with Getty Images. Entries for the Getty Images Sport Photographer Internship are open and in May next year, a young female talent will be selected to join Getty’s roster of professional sports photographers covering major sporting events both here in the UK and more widely afield. The successful applicant will experience all aspects of the sport photography business at Getty Images, and will have the chance to hone their photography skills at UK and international sporting events with the guidance of the best sports photographers in the industry. It is our hope and Getty’s intention that the internship will convert into a full time role with the organisation.

Getty Images have been hugely influential in shaping the photographic portrayal of women in recent years. Witness their collaboration with Sheryl Sandberg on the Lean In Collection, and partnership with Women’s Sport Trust to launch industry standard guidelines for depicting sporting women.

Although there is now considerable change taking place at the editorial and management levels of press and media organisations, there remain very few woman sports photographers at work in the world.

This internship, attracting amateur applicants, seeks to address the gender imbalance in the field, particularly at a time when the visual identity of sports women is increasingly scrutinised by the media, and the imagery of sporting women is overwhelming captured by male photographers.

As part of Cerno Capital’s support of the programme, we will be following and documenting the selected intern’s journey on our website and social media channels as she records events both in front of, and behind, her camera once the internship commences in July 2017.

Cerno Capital is delighted to be supporting the Getty Images Sport Photographer Internship, in partnership with Women’s Sport Trust, and Canon. For more information, or to submit your entry, please click here.

For any queries regarding Cerno Capital’s participation, please contact Katie Dodd at [email protected].