The British Press Photographers' Association are delighted to announce the completion of The Press Photographer of the Year competition for 2022.
Created by press photographers for press photographers, this unique competition enables images submitted to act as a showcase for the outstanding and unprecedented press photography taken for and used by the UK media.
Supported by Canon, our aim is to demonstrate once again that the still image burns the keenest, fastest impression on the public conscience and is the most effective way to show the world as it really is.
More than 2000 photographs taken throughout the year were entered into the 10 categories by photographers working in the UK and abroad.
Members of the association were then invited to vote for they favourite entries in each category with members of the board then choosing the overall winning portfolio from the category winners.
We would like to thank our friends at Canon for their continued support
Comment from the Chair:
"It’s been another great year for The BPPA’s competition with an increase in the number of entries on last year and also the number of members of our association having their say as to who should be named as winners of each category. The quality of the images is absolutely first class.
It felt that 2022 provided more breaking news and sporting events to focus on than ever before. With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the summer and then the time following her passing later in the year, I feel that the galleries of photographs in the ‘Royal’ and ‘Photo Essay - Death of a monarch’ categories show how incredibly high the standard of press photography is in this country.
The war in Ukraine has demonstrated the skill and bravery of photographers and many of their images are displayed in our ‘News’ and ‘Essay’ categories. On the sporting front, The Commonwealth Games, World Gymnastics as well as The World Cup and Premier League provided just a few of the subjects on show in the sporting categories.
The Arts, Business and Portraits really do show how creative photographers can be. Also, I’m delighted that once again we have a winner from the regional press as well as freelance winners based in Scotland and Wales representing press photography across the country.
I’d like to thank everyone for entering, judging and to the team at The BPPA for their hard work to run this competition on behalf of press photographers."
Paul Ellis, Chair, The BPPA
About the BPPA
Founded in 1984, The British Press Photographers’ Association represents professional photographers concerned with taking, editing and distributing news, feature, sports and other editorial photographs, with their work predominantly for the British news media, and promotes the highest ethical, technical and creative standards.
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