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British Airways sponsor UK Picture Editors Guild Chairmans Award

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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.
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
andd owe thanks to him.
↑ Alan Sparrow – UK Picture Editors Guild Chairman
Read more about the 2014 Awards here