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PA unveils new scheme to increase diversity in photojournalism

A new scheme aimed at increasing diversity in photojournalism has been launched by the Press Association.

PA Images, the photographic arm of the UK and Ireland’s national news agency, has announced a new sports photography internship which is aimed at increasing “social, ethnic and gender diversity within the profession.”

Beginning in January 2019, the six-month programme will run twice each year and offer two emerging sports photographers on-the-job training with PA Images’ picture editors photographers.

Successful candidates will learn all aspects of the photography business, with time spent on PA Images’ picture desk in Nottingham and on the road covering a variety of sporting events around the country.

Stephen Munday, managing director of PA Images, said: “What excites us at PA Images is seeing different world views reflected in our collections.

“This internship will enable us to develop a new generation of talent in sports photography and unlocking the unique perspectives from aspiring photographers from all backgrounds.”

Applications can be submitted via the PA website until 18 November.