Celestial Fracture 23/02/2021

This mosaic of images of Saturn is the 2021 winner of the Annie Maunder Prize for image innovation in the Insight Investments Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards. The Royal Museums at Greenwich host these fantastic awards that are the closest we can get to exploring space from the comfort of our own armchair. I […]

Henri Cartier-Bresson .February 1953

Henri Cartier-Bresson .February 1953 It seems that stories about photographers always include a mention of Henri Cartier-Bresson. He studied painting in his teens and was keen on surrealism but turned to photography in 1933. If Henri Cartier-Bresson (22/08/1908 -3/08/2004) had been a musician he would have been credited with the beginnings of Jazz or then […]

March 1954, The Himalayas by Ralph Izzard

March 1954, The Himalayas by Ralph Izzard In early 1954 the Daily Mail spent the modern-day equivalent of one million pounds to send an expedition to the Himalayas to find the Abominable Snowman. The 15-week expedition set off from Namche Bazaar in Nepal on 14th Feb 1954 This magnificent view of the Himalayas mountains was […]

London’s East End

June 1957 Could this be the last photo taken by Picture Post ? Frank got into photography inspired by photographs taken by his Dad who had traveled the world with the Royal Marines. Views of the Far East and of ships of the Royal Navy adorned the home. Photos hung on every wall. Further inspiration […]

The Story Behind: Punch Line by Roger Bamber

Picture Editor and photographer, Kenny Lennox described Punch Line by Roger Bamber as the picture of the millennium. Brighton’s Punch-and-Judy man Sergeant Stone was setting up shop in readiness for the school holidays when four year old Jermaine Briffa wandered along the deserted beach with his father and provided puppeteer him with a small but […]

ESI Media & The Homeless Fund Partnership

The number of people sleeping rough is up a fifth in the year from July 2018. On average, across the country, two people are die each day who are homeless. That is why ESI Media has launched a two-year campaign, it’s most ambitious yet to highlight the issue and develop initiatives to help stop homelessness. […]

Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that.

Germans who bemoan the failures of reunification might do better to remember how bad it actually was – and reflect on how far the country has come. The fall of the Wall was the single event that signified the collapse of Communism in Europe – and it still does. No matter than the Soviet Union […]

Insight Investment 2019 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

I was honoured to be part of the judging team for this years Royal Observatory Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. An impressive exhibition is on display at the Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The winner of this prestigious event was Hungarian photographer László Francsics who took away the top prize of £10,000 with […]

Dave Ofield – Review of the Career

Picture  Editor of the Evening Standard looks back over twenty years as picture editor of the Evening Standard. Fleet Street’s Finest is thrilled to announce that we have joined with the Evening Standard so that we may bring you the best photography from one of the greatest newspapers in the country. Recently retired Dave Ofield […]

Picture Editors Guild Awards 2019

Time newspaper photographer Jack Hill was awarded the Fleet Streets Finest National Newspaper Photographer of the Year award. Jack Hills’ winning set of images was described by Judge Karin Andreasson, news picture editor of the Guardian as ”An impressive mix of strong graphic images, touches of humour and warmth found in events covered by numerous […]