UK Picture Editors' Guild Award 2019 Winners

UK Picture Editors’ Guild Award 2019 Winners

Monday 9th March saw the industry gather to celebrate the 2019 UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards at the Prestigious Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters. Fixation has been a sponsor of the awards for many years and it was great to see many of our customers winning accolades on the night.

Donal presented the Fixation News Photographer of the Year Award. This year it was won by Tolga Akmen, a London based Freelance Press Photographer whose work you will surely have have seen at some point. If not, it is certainly worth having a look at his site: tolgaakmen.com

We had a fantastic time as always and offer our heartfelt congratulations to all the photographers who were recognised with commendations and awards on the night, here are some of our highlights. All event photographs © Ben Fitzpatrick

Donal presenting the Fixation News Photographer of the Year Award to Tolga Akmen. Labour Party MP Jess Phillips presented the trophies, and journalist and broadcaster, Kate Silverton hosted the evening.

Toby Melville from Reuters (2nd right) with Fixation service manager for Canon, Mick Edwards (right) and Fixation technician Stuart Burns (left). Toby was awarded Shutterstock Press Photographer of the year Award after winning, and being commended in a wide range of categories on the night.

Toby Melville from Reuters picking up the Canon Sports Photographer of the Year Award.

Winners from The Press Association: Victoria Jones, Iconic Images Royal Photographer of the Year Winner, and Danny Lawson, Genesis Regional Photographer of the Year, stand with Martin Keene, PA Group Picture Editor.

Richard Pohle for The Times picked up the Dave Benett Arts and Entertainment Photographer of the Year.

Jack Hill for The Times receiving the Sony National Newspaper Photogapher of the Year Award.

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