About the opportunity: In July and August, during the Olympic Games, some of the world’s best photographers will be locked up behind closed gates focusing on a small group of sweaty competitors in Lycra. With the professionals distracted, London, outside the ‘Village’, will offer fantastic opportunities to capture iconic images that will define this ‘historic moment’.
londonprintstudio is partnering with Wilton Pictures and Paddington Arts to offer a fantastic opportunity to enthusiastic young photographers, aged 18 – 25, based in West London, who are keen to take images of London during the 2012 Olympics, as well as develop their careers as photojournalists.
How might taking part in this project help you?
Learn how to think and work as a professional photographer
Learn how to work in real-time situations on assignments that will be exciting and challenging
Learn the necessary technical skills so that you can transform your creative ideas into a photos that sell
Learn the necessary steps you will need to take to get interviews for work, study or entering the commercial marketplace
Select, print and exhibit your photos at londonprintstudio.
Be given individual coaching at the end of the course to help you continue to grow and nurture your photography in whatever direction you want.
Be able to add a unique achievement to your CV.
Dates: This project will run from 25th July to 18th August. Eight trainees will be supported by a team of professionals, headed by international photojournalist John Cole.
The project, entitled From Wembley to Soweto and Back, is the London continuation of Wembley to Soweto, in which John Cole trained a group of young South Africans to photograph events in their communities during the World Cup 2010. Their work, which gained international recognition, will be exhibited at londonprintstudio from 21st June – 11th August and the work from this London project will be exhibited from 23rd August – 9th September.
How to apply: An application form can be downloaded here
The completed Application Form should be returned to email@example.com by Tuesday 3rd July at 5pm.