AP photographer Matt Dunham wins two prizes in UK Picture Editors’ Guild competitionSept. 21, 2011
LONDON -- AP photographer Matt Dunham won two prizes in the UK Picture Editors’ Guild 2011 Awards, including overall photographer of the year. The annual awards recognize and celebrate the art of press photography.
“To claim two awards in such a highly contested competition, cements Matt's place as the one of the best all around photographers of this generation,” said AP Europe Regional Photo Editor Tony Hicks.
Dunham, who was nominated in three of the eight categories, also was selected as Royal Photographer of the Year at the awards ceremony in London Tuesday night. The panel of judges is made up entirely of working picture editors from national and regional newspapers and international photo agencies.
Dunham’s winning pictures included the famous shot of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall as they got caught up in demonstrations on their way to the theatre in central London. Their car was surrounded by crowds as police clashed with demonstrators last December. At the time, protests were at a high against coalition government cuts and controversial plans to triple university tuition fees in England.
The UK Picture Editors' Guild has been established 30 years and is formed by picture editors from the picture desks of the national press, regional newspapers, international press agencies and domestic photo agencies. See the list of all the winners on the UK Picture Editors’ Guild at http://www.piced.net/winners.html
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