Hundreds of UK’s Photojournalism elite gathered to honour the winners in this year’s UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards (UKPEG) at the headquarters of the Honourable Artillery Company in London(October 16th 2023).
The black-tie event was hosted by The Rt Hon. Lord Bassam of Brighton who was accompanied by cutting-edge comedian Louise Bastock on stage. The overall winner of the UKPEG Photographer of the Year award was Chris Furlong of Getty Images for the second year running, a first since the Guilds first awards in 2010. One of the 10 judges, Alex Cohen, Director of Pictures for The Sun, said of his work, ’He won my vote because of the range of his wonderful photographs - deeply moving images of the Queen's funeral, powerful weather pictures and a heartfelt dispatch from Ukraine.’’ The UK Picture Editors’ Guild also paid tribute to two stalwarts of the industry who stepped down this year from their demanding roles who received Lifetime Achievement Awards. Paul Silva, Picture Editor for the Daily Mail, for more than 34 years. He said that he was looking forward to not getting up at 4.30am and returning home at 10pm daily. Another titan of the industry, Martin Keene, former Group Picture Editor of the Press Association, stepped down from his role as Picture Editor in-charge of Ceremonial events. He now has this award to add to the Royal Victorian Order that recognises distinguished personal service to Queen Elizabeth II. Other highlights included another first - a father and daughter appearance both taking Highly Commended Awards. Paul Ellis of AFP in the Canon Sports Photographer of the Year and his daughter Annabel Lee-Ellis from the University of Gloucestershire in the Nikon Student Photographer of the Year. The IMAGO Photograph of the Year received 9,210 votes from a global public audience. The winning image was by the Press Association’s Jane Barlow of Queen Elizabeth II, taken days before her death, at Balmoral Castle, Scotland
Photo left by Julian Simmonds of the Daily Telegraph shows
Ukranians aboard a train to Lviv. Men put their children and wives aboard the train but didn’t leave themselves. A father waves to his child. There was due to be an evacuation of people from people Mariupol to Zaporizhia but the mission was postponed because the necessary ceasefire didn’t happen. 05/03/2022
LN203092 UKPEG Business Photographer of the Year. L-R Rt Honourable Lord Bassam of Brighton, guest speaker, Sam Stewart, News Picture Editor of the Times Jeff Moore , winner, Business Photographer of the Year and Louise Bastock host of the UK Picture Editors Guild Awards held at the Honourable Artillery Company HQ in City Road, London, on October 16th2023. Photograph by Lucy North Press Association
LN203104 Canon Sports Photographer of the Year. L-R Rt Honourable Lord Bassam of Brighton, guest speaker, Jakki Moores, Press Segment Manager for Canon UK, Oli Scarff of AFP , winner, Canon Sports Photographer of the Year and Louise Bastock, host of the UK Picture Editors Guild Awards held at the Honourable Artillery Company HQ in City Road, London on October 16th2023. Photograph by Lucy North Press Association
LN203115 Dave Benett Arts and Entertainment Photographer of the Year. L-R Rt Honourable Lord Bassam of Brighton, guest speaker, Dave Benett, Jane Barlow Press Association photographer , winner, Dave Benett Arts and Entertainment Photographer of the Year and Louise Bastock, host of the UK Picture Editors Guild Awards held at the Honourable Artillery Company HQ in City Road, London on October 16th2023. Photograph by Photograph by Lucy North Press Association
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Kharkiv which is under constant Russian attack. Primarily from the air or by shelling. This was the Ukrainian capital during the Soviet period and is close to the Russian border. Yelena Burainchenko (spelling) in the main Kharkiv general hospital. She was injured when her aparment building was shelled by Russian forces. It is green disnfectant over what where her open wounds. She was then moved to Germany to recieve specialist treatment. 7 March 2022 Jack Hill Chief news photographer/The Times,
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Labour Party Annual Conference, Liverpool. Pic: Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer Keynote speech.