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LIGHTS, CAMERA, AWARDS - 2014 Picture Editor Guild Awards

The search to find Britain's most talented photographers is over for another year with the winners being presented at the Picture Editor Guild Awards evening, which took place in London on 5th February 2015, at the Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters.

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‘’News photography has never been so important. The world demands an instant, accurate and trusted response to events. These Awards are the ultimate commendation to the UK’s press photographers’’ Jane Sherwood, Chair of Judges.

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The UK Picture Editors Guild, Nikon UK Press Photographer of the Year

The Nikon UK Press Photographer of the Year is Jeff J Mitchell of Getty Images. Winner of two categories the UKPEG News photographer of the Year and the UKPEG Photo Essay photographer of the Year.  His work was considered ‘outstanding ‘by the judges.

The Nikon Videographer of the Year is Julian Simmonds of the Telegraph group who entered a video of daily life in a Baghdad café.

SWNS had four finalists in the awards and for the second year in a row took the prize for the Fixation Young Photographer of the year, always a strong category for the Bristol based agency.

The Chairman’s Award went this year to the man considered by many to be the forefather of celebrity photography Richard Young who this year celebrates forty years in the industry.

A summary of the winners in the various categories is shown below.

For a complete lists of winners and finalists click here.

BT SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Mr Simon Stacpoole, Offside

GETTY IMAGES ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Mr Andrew Parsons, i-Images Picture Agency

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Mr Jeff Mitchell, Getty Images

CHRISTIE'S ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Miss Joanne Davidson, The Picture Library Ltd

BLOOMBERG BUSINESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Mr Leon Neal, Agence France-Presse

FIXATION YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER BURSARY

Mr Henry Nicholls, Newsteam / South West News Service

GENESIS REGIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Mr Charles McQuillan, Getty Images

PHOTO ESSAY OF THE YEAR

Mr Jeff Mitchell, Getty Images

I arrived in Kiev late in the evening 19th of February. On collecting my luggage from the eerily quiet terminal I made my way to a taxi rank, where on asking the taxi driver to take me to the Maidan he looked in disbelief and mimicked shooting a gun at me and shook his head. What I witnessed that evening and in the coming days was incredible, a battle was in full flow .....

CITIZEN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Mr Vinesh Rajpaul

NIKON UK VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Julian Simmonds, Daily Telegraph

Cafe Shabandar - Baghdad
An affectionate portrait of Baghdad's Cafe Shabandar, home of Iraqi writers and intellectuals since 1917.

To download a file (ZIP) of a large image from each winner, click here.

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UK Picture Editors Guild Chairman's Award

The UK Picture Editors Awards are delighted to announce that British Airways will sponsor this years 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.

2014 Award Winner

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.

Previous recipients have been

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.

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.

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

2012 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.

2012 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

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.

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