Photojournalism programme: Our Content – Change the Game
December 17, 2019
Purpose of the programme
To challenge the current underrepresentation of certain groups within sports media and photojournalism
Representation is especially low amongst females, the LGBTQ+ community and some BAME groups
This programme is supported by the Mayor of London
We aim to test how you can change the narrative in the images to be more reflective of themselves and our diverse community
Classroom-based masterclasses where participants will learn sports photography techniques and skills – led by photographer Ernest Simons
Exclusive access to some of London’s major sporting events
Potential employment opportunities
Personal images of participants will be used in photography and filming during the programme for any promotions and to report on activities as part of the programme evaluation process. Participants will be expected to provide consent at the outset of the programme.
We are recruiting 2 cohorts of young people, aged 14-18 years old and 19-25 years old, from a range of backgrounds. The programme will be targeted at but not limited to these groups.
Classes will take place every 2 weeks, in the evening and will last up to 2.5 hours
Classes will take place in locations in East & North West London, with additional sessions across the city
Participants expected to attend a minimum of 10 out of 12 classroom sessions
Sports events will mainly be on weekends but may take place during weekdays, evenings, or during holiday periods
Sports events may last for several hours and require travel across London. Any event-related travel compensation will be considered.
Ready to apply?
Applicants need to tell their story through a photographic image or series of images. You will need to write a short passage about the image(s), as well as detailing your interest in the project and why they should be considered against the person specification given below. This should be between 400-600 words.
We’re looking for creativity and passion The image(s) could be taken from a phone, camera or a magazine. Please send the image(s), supporting information, and complete monitoring form below to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23:59 on 18 December 2019. No submissions after this deadline will be considered.
Person specification Selection criteria A. Aged 14-25 years old B. Live within the Greater London Authority boundary C. Able to attend the 12-week (bi-weekly) course starting from week commencing 20th January 2020 D. Those aged 14-18 years old should have a keen interest in sports, sport photography, and story-telling E. Those aged 19-25 years old should have a focused interest in sport photography/film, be studying or have studied in this field, and be looking for a career in this field