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Three Press photographers shortlisted for Genesis Regional Photographer Of The Year
Colonel Vaudin embraces his son Nicholas on his return from Afghanistan in this photograph by Anthony Chappel-Ross
THREE photographers from The Press have been shortlisted for a prestigious national photography award.
Anthony Chappel-Ross, Frank Dwyer and Mike Tipping are all in the running to become Genesis Regional Photographer Of The Year, part of the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards.
There is only one other finalist, Stephen Garnett, who also works for a Yorkshire newspaper, the Craven Herald in Skipton.
Press picture editor Martin Oates said: “Every year for the last 23 years, at least one photographer has been nominated for an award, but this is exceptional. For three photographers to be nominated for an award like this is a major achievement, and goes to show what a strong photographic team we have.”
The photographers’ portfolios included a picture of Holgate Windmill at sunset, a reflection in a shop window in York and a soldier hugging his son on returning home from Afghanistan.
Another former Press photographer, John Giles, who went on to work for The Press Association, has also been shortlisted in a different category, The UK Picture Editors Guild Photo Essay Of The Year. More than 400 press photographers from across the country entered the awards, sponsored by SABMiller.
The winners will be presented with their awards by Nigel Farage MEP at a ceremony in London on November 4 and hosted by BBC journalist and presenter Kate Silverton. Their work will be displayed in the Guild’s biggest ever exhibition at the Museum of London Rotunda.