Events photography

FIBA announces women’s basketball photography initiative

FIBA: MIES (February 1, 2022) – A professional photographer, the late Eudora Welty, once said that “a good snapshot keeps a moment that hasn’t slipped away.”

Indeed, many incredible basketball moments over the years can still be seen or relived, as photographers have captured them through a lens.

There is certainly no shortage of great photography in international basketball, as FIBA ​​places great importance on capturing these moments, big and small, both on and off the court. There are photographers at all FIBA ​​events and the Olympic Games.

Now there is an exciting opportunity for talented female photographers to hone their skills in the world of hoops.

With Women in Basketball a strategic priority for FIBA ​​for the 2019-2023 cycle, one of the objectives is to increase the role of women at all levels of the sport and this includes creating and developing a talented young photographers with the help of FIBA. Photography program for women.

This educational program on event photography, specifically for basketball, will be led by two experienced FIBA ​​photographers, Milad Payami and Sonia Canada, and other expert mentors in the field, including experienced photographer and filmmaker Riccardo Romani.

The goal is to provide education and training to a group of female photographers and help them become professional basketball photographers and eventually an official FIBA ​​photographer.

There will be four online workshops, between March and June, and thereafter one of the participating photographers will be chosen to work at the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Sydney, Australia. The event will run from September 22 to October 1.

To apply for the program, applicants must have between two and five years of photography experience, a passion for basketball, and a desire to improve their skills.

Applicants should send their name, country of residence, photography level and CV to [email protected] before February 20, 2022.