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CAMERA, LIGHTS, AWARDS - 2015 UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards


The winners for the 2015 UK Picture Editors' Awards have now been announced. The winners are listed below but for a full list of winners and finalists, with their images / videos, click here.

The 2015 search to find Britain's most talented photographers and videojournalists has now ended.

"The UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards are the only of their kind to recognise and honour the talented professionals behind the lens, operating in the most dynamic and competitive media in the world."


Shutterstock Pres Photographer of the Year
James Glossop, The Times

Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year
James Glossop, The Times 

BT Sports Photographer of the Year
Tom Jenkins, Guardian/Observer 

Christie’s Arts & Entertainment Photographer of the Year 
Samir Hussein, Freelance 

Fixation Young Photographer of the Year 
James Gourley, Rex/Shutterstock

Genesis Regional Photographer of the Year 
James Hardisty, Yorkshire Post

Getty Images Royal Photographer of the Year 
Chris Jackson, Getty 

Qatar Airways National Newspaper Photographer of the Year 
Jack Hill, The Times 

UKPEG News Photographer of the year 
Bruce Adams, Daily Mail

UKPEG Photo Essay Photographer of the Year 
Chris Furlong, Getty 

UKPEG Videographer of the Year
Julian Simmonds, Telegraph Group

Download the ZIP file of images, captions & press release.


British Airways

British Airways Chairman's Award for lifetime achievement

The UK Picture Editors' Guild are delighted to announce that British Airways are once again sponsoring the 2015 Chairman's Award.

The Award is given by the UK Picture Editors Guild to someone who has made a contribution to our industry that makes them stand out in a crowd of very talented people.

2015 - Ken Lennox

Former picture editor of the News of the World and The Sun, Ken Lennox, an award winning photographer and picture editor has worked for over fifty years in the newspaper industry. Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, once described him as her favourite photographer.

Time Magazine described his picture of Mrs Thatcher leaving Downing Street with a tear in her eye as one of the best pictures of the 20th century.

2014 - Richard Young

Richard Young is considered to be the forefather of celebrity photography. Celebrating 40 years in photography this year as both a portraitist and photojournalist, his unerring ability to capture the moment and present a candid, inside view into the world of celebrity has resulted in iconic images in publications throughout the world.

When Richard Burton celebrated his fiftieth birthday at a party organized by Elizabeth Taylor his party was gatecrashed by this man.

Richard has been the subject of documentary TV series, had a multitude of exhibitions and is the creator of two million images the latest of his four books RY40 is scheduled to be published this year.

2013 - Paul Delmar, photographer, teacher.

Working for nearly twenty years as a press photographer Paul travelled the world on assignment for the Dudley Herald and the Birmingham Post and Mail until he found a greater calling in 1979 when he became a lecturer at Norton College in Sheffield.

Many of those who ply their trade today in our industry were students of this great educator and owe thanks to him.

In 2012 at our expanded awards that paid tribute to the London Olympic Games we chose to honour two people with the Chairman's award:

Joan Sisley, Picture Editor.

Joan Sisley began her career at the Kentish Times and has had a pioneering career.Joan was the first woman to join the Guild. Joan working in publice relations was one of the first to appreciated and promote the visual image within public relations.

Joan led the way at the Post Office and was one of the first women executives at BT where she set up a picture department and was recognized by the Institute of Public Relations for her innovative use of photography in PR.

Kent Gavin, Photographer.

Kent Gavin was recognized by the Guild for his lifetimes work with the Daily Mirror.

Seven times Royal Photographer of the Year and twice Royal Photographer of the Decade are amongst the awards that have been given to Kent. HIs cabinet boast an impressive 143 photography trophies.Kent has travelled the world producing exclusive images for the Daily Mirror none more spectacular than his images of the seal hunt in Canada that led to a nationwide campaign to stop the slaughter

2011 - Horst Faas (1933-2012),AP picture editor and photographer.

Legendary photographer and picture editor Horst Faas was a passionate and enthusiastic member of the UK Picture Editors Guild.

His career spread over many years and three decades were spent in war zones around the world such as Bangladesh and Vietnam.

2010 - Phil Coburn, photographer for the Sunday Mirror.

Phil lost his legs whilst on assignment for the Sunday Mirror in Afghanistan,Phil's colleague writer Rupert Hamer sadly lost his life in the explosion.

Phils determination to overcome adversity has seen Phil return to work at the Sunday Mirror as a photographer and continue to bring his skill to a variety of assignments for the Sunday Mirror.

For more details on the past winners, please visit our Chairman's award page.