Nick and Francis land prestigious photography internships to launch their creative careers


Two young people from Salmon have been selected for a three-month internship with a prestigious photographer after an eye-opening six-week photography course at Salmon.

Organised by Salmon’s art tutor Eugene and facilitated by freelance consultant Avril Jones, the photography course, which was sponsored by United St Saviours and led by Giulio Mazzarini, a professional photographer and lecturer, gave 12 young people an insight into what it’s like to take photos for a living.

As well as practical lessons on things such as the impact of lighting and camera models, the project helped to raise aspirations in the young people and gave them the opportunity to express their voice through photography.

Two of the course attendees, Nick Fenn and Francis Kanneh, demonstrated exceptionally great enthusiasm, hard work and potential during the course which led to them being selected to work with Giulio and his office on two separate internship placements.

Speaking of the honour, Nick (pictured above right) said:

“I was shocked to be chosen and really excited at the same time. I am looking forward to the internship as I know I will be doing new and different things out of my comfort zone. I am looking forward to the opportunity to come up with my own ideas on photography, as well as be a part of a professional team.”

All the young people who completed the course received a certificate and a Canon camera to keep and use to further advance their own photography skills.

Eugene Ankomah

Youth Worker, Arts (P/T)
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