Jason Alden

A Londoner, born and bred, Jason completed a degree in Media Technology at De Montfort University, before studying NCTJ Press Photography at Norton College in Sheffield. After graduating Jason built his reputation in editorial photography, first at picture agency Newscast and then as chief photographer at daily business paper City AM.   

Jason began freelancing in 2007 and now primarily works for Bloomberg News and theIndependent on Sunday.

Jane Barlow

Jane studied photography at Sheffield College before working at the Derby Telegraph and then Raymonds Press Agency. For the last four years she has worked as a staff photographer at The Scotsman covering news, sport and features.

Jonathan Barry

Jonathan started taking photographs with his father, who was club photographer at Blackburn Rovers FC and also ran his own photography business. He began taking action photographs for the matchday programme and later for the local daily paper, the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.

He first worked as a photographer at the Accrington Observer in 1983 and later joined theRochdale Observer group of newspaper, covering news, sports and features around the Greater Manchester area for the group’s nine titles. In 1994 he was appointed staff photographer at theLancashire Evening Telegraph, covering news, sports and features. Between 2001 and 2004 Jonathan worked with Suburban Newspapers in Auckland, New Zealand, before returning to England to take up the post of picture editor at the Worcester News. He has been a member of the NCTJ photography board since 2011.

Tony Bartholomew

Tony trained on the full-time NCTJ press photography course in Sheffield in 1981-82, led by Paul Delmar and Eddie Bissell.

In 1982 he joined the Scarborough Evening News and completed his indentures. He worked at the paper until the mid-1980s before joining a local agency supplying daily regional and national titles. In 1989, Tony joined the staff of the Northern Echo and worked there for seven years, eventually becoming Assistant Chief Photographer, before returning to Scarborough to start his own freelance business supplying pictures to daily newspapers, magazines, PR clients, and arts, heritage and environmental organisations.

Ben Birchall

Ben is the Press Association's South West based photographer. He was Highly Commended in the 2010 UK Picture Editors' Guild Photo Essay category and joined the PA after a two year break from regular press photography to become Digital Camera magazine's technique editor, where he was nominated in the British Press Awards PTC New Journalist of the Year.

Prior to his magazine work Ben was deputy picture editor at the Bristol Evening Post and during his former years as photographer at the BEP he received Special Awards in the 2002 and 2003 Picture Editors' Awards.Before this he was staff photographer at the Lincolnshire Echo.

Jonathan Bond

Jonathan is a freelance press photographer for The Sun with 33 years experience. He studied the NCTJ course at Wednesday in 1977, before starting work with the Sutton and Cheam Herald as a trainee photographer. He passed his NCTJ Proficiency Certificate in 1980.

After leaving the Herald, he joined the Brighton Evening Argus as a senior staff photographer and it was during his first month there, on 12th October 1984, that the IRA bombed The Grand Hotel where Margaret Thatcher and her Cabinet were staying.  He was also there in 1987 when severe snow drifts hit the area along with a devastating Hurricane.

Jonathan won several awards before joining The Sun as a freelance in June 1989.

Anthony Chappel-Ross

Anthony completed the NCTJ course at Sheffield in 2001 and now works for The Press in York, North Yorkshire. He has twice claimed the Newspaper Society’s young photographer of the year prize.

Bob Collier

Bob started working for The Solihull News in 1972 after attending the local art college. While there he attended the NCTJ course at Wednesbury college and later completed his Proficiency Certificate 

He subsequently worked for The Birmingham Evening MailThe Wolverhampton Express and Starand The Birmingham Daily News before going freelance. He worked for The Sunday Times for several years before joining Reuters in the North of England.

Bob left to start freelancing again and currently works with The Sunday Times, The Press Association, The British Red Cross, The BBC and numerous PR companies.

Fabio de Paola

Fabio is a freelance photojournalist undertaking commissions for national titles and magazines both home and abroad. He attended the NCTJ course at Sheffield in 1996-97, passing his NCE and winning the photographer of the year in the process.

Working in a wide range of subjects and briefs, Fabio has covered diverse news features such as the effects of civil war in Sierra Leone and East Timor, to portraits of leading sportspeople and personalities.

Carl De Souza

Carl is a former NCTJ photojournalism student at Sheffield College and is now a staff press photographer working for AFP news agency. He has been working as a press photographer for 10 years, starting off at South West News, a regional news agency in Bristol and then in London for AFP. He has won numerous awards over the course of his career including the Sports Journalists Association Specialist Sport Portfolio of the year 2010.

Anthony Devlin

Anthony started off working a few days a week at a local paper in Manchester, and during that time was lucky enough to get a press pass to cover the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. He then completed the NCTJ course and got a job with the Gloucestershire Echo straight after.

After 9 months at the Echo Anthony won the 2004 Lords Cricket photographer of the Year competition and became their official photographer for the forthcoming season – a dream job for a cricket lover. Following the contract with Lord's he worked with South West News in Bristol and then became the Press Association’s regional photographer for the South West. He is now based in London, covering news, sport and entertainment.

Kieran Doherty

Kieran attended the 1991-2 full time NCTJ course at Stradbroke College in Sheffield. On graduating he moved to London to pursue a career as a musician before joining the Reuters News Agency in 1993. Covering assignments ranging from the Sydney Olympic Games to the Iraq war to the Asian tsunami, Kieran remained with Reuters as a staff photographer until 2008, when he resigned to undertake freelance commissions.

Stephen Douglass

Stephen started his career with the Northumberland Gazette before working with the Evening TelegraphThe Daily Mail and then US Pix in New York. He had covered events including the Romanian revolution, Soviet politics and the US Presidential Election in 2008-9. He was also part of a team that won an award for their coverage of the World Trade Center attacks.

Andy Garbutt

At the age of 28 Andy embarked on a complete career change, giving up 10 years in the electrical trade to pursue a life-long ambition to become a photographer.

Just weeks after completing the NCTJ course Andy was thrown in at the deep end when the worst riots in the UK for 20 years broke out in Manningham, Bradford. As the only photographer on duty when the worst of the violence occurred his skills were put to the ultimate test. Andy is now a senior press photographer with more than 10 years experience under his belt. He has never regretted turning his back on the 9-5 to transform an ambition into a challenging and rewarding career.

Rosie Hallam

Rosie worked on a number of regional newspapers including the Newcastle Evening Chroniclebefore returning to London where she has worked for national newspapers and magazines since 1997.

Over the years Rosie has covered an enormous amount of assignments, both national and international: Refugees returning from Malawi to Mozambique at the end of the war, the work of the International Commission for Missing Persons in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Romania’s entry into the EU, an elephant orphanage in Kenya and A Day in the Life of Birmingham Children’s Hospital, to name but a few. 

She has had her work published in several books and also won the Press Photographer’s Year, Photograph of the Year: 2009.

Jack Harland

Jack has worked for the Hull Daily Mail in East Yorkshire for 13 years starting as a negative scanner then trainee photographer and now as senior photographer for the last 8 years.  He studied at Norton College in early 2001 and says he enjoyed his time there immensely, learning a lot from tutor Paul Delmar.  He says that being a press photographer has taken him to many interesting places meeting many different people, with the highlight being covering his home town football team Hull City winning promotion to the Premier League at Wembley.

Steve Hill

Steve attended the 1989-90 NCTJ course at Stradbroke College and after qualifying with a distinction and BT/NCTJ Merit Award worked for the Wiltshire Times. He then joined Assignments agency in Norwich then News Team in Birmingham until 1998 when he went freelance based in Lincoln. Since then he’s continued working for the international press and magazines and won SWPP Press and News Photographer of the Year in 2009. Steve has also had his pictures and career featured in a variety of photographic trade book and web publications.

Amy Husband

Amy has worked at the South Wales Evening Post since leaving university in 2008. In 2010 she won the award for the NCTJ Best Advance Project for her NCE.

Laura Jones

At school Laura did work experience with the Basingstoke Gazette and continued to work there throughout her A levels before the picture editor encouraged her to apply to Norton College in Sheffield, to study photojournalism. Laura went to Sheffield to study her NCTJ qualifications and then got a job with the Western Gazette in Yeovil where she is still based. In her first year she became sports photographer of the year 2008 in the Newspaper Society Awards and haa since passed her NCE to become a fully qualified photojournalist.

David Kendall

David attended the NCTJ Photographic course in 1974-75 before joining the Mercury Press Agency based in Liverpool, one of the North West’s leading news agencies at the time. After 3 years he joined a mainly sports photography based agency in Wigan and then took  to the world of freelancing  in 1981. Dave enjoyed many years working for the Nationals and spent a lot of time at the Daily Mail with weekend shifts for the Sunday People and Sunday Express. In the late 90’s,  he became a Press Association freelancer , working all most exclusively for them around the North of Britain with the occasional foray abroad.

Dan Kitwood

Dan is an award winning photographer who works for Getty Images in London, covering news and features in and around the capital and beyond. Prior to this he worked for two years at South West News in the Plymouth office and completed the NCTJ course at Sheffield College.

Dan Matthams

Dan has worked for the Nottingham Post since May 2005 and completed the NCTJ Press Photography 12 week Course at Norton College in 2006. His career highlights are winning the 2009 Midlands Media Sports Photographer of the year award as well as being highly commended for the Sports Journalist Association's Young Sports Photographer award also in 2009. 
Nick Morrish

Nick first wanted to become a press photographer began during a year in America, when he took up a job at the Penn State University's newspaper The Daily Collegian, in 2000. Back in the UK, Nick joined the NCTJ Press Photography course in Sheffield in 2003 before going back to his native Wales to work at the South Wales Argus. He qualified as a senior photographer in 2005.  Nick's photography has taken him to assignments around the world, including Iceland, India, and parts of Africa. He currently works as the in-house photographer at British Airways, producing images for both external and internal media. Photojournalism remains a passion that Nick brings to life in BA's magazine Up to Speed.

Simon Pendrigh

Simon was on the last NCTJ course at Wednesbury on block release from the Stockport Advertiser and was one of the first to take his exam at Sheffield. After this he moved to theStockport Express
where he spent 10 years.

In 87 he got the job as chief photographer for AM News, a weekly magazine format paper in Manchester that then became the Metro where he stayed for another 10 years before joining the staff of the Manchester Evening News. After a couple of years on the road he started to work on the picture-desk eventually becoming picture editor at the time of the 2002 commonwealth games. In 2005 Simon went freelance and now covers news and sport in the north-west and has been the club photographer for Lancashire county cricket club for the last 5 seasons.

Steve Philips

Steve is group picture editor at the South Wales Evening Post in Swansea. Prior to his current position, he was chief photographer at the South Wales Argus and deputy picture editor of theSouth Wales Echo during a career which spans 20 years in the regional press. Steve has been a member of the NCTJ photography board for since 2004 and has been chairman since 2008.

Richard Ponter

Richard completed his NCTJ course in 1994-95 and thoroughly enjoyed the course saying that his tutor, Paul Delmar, was a constant source of inspiration and enthusiasm. He started work with Yorkshire Regional Newspapers consisting of The Scarborough Evening News, Malton and Pickering Mercury, Whitby Gazette, Bridlington Free Press, Driffield Times, Beverly Guardian, andThe Pockilington Post. More recently he has started providing images for a new Yorkshire Post Magazine.

Chris Radburn

Chris was a student on the Press Photographers course at Stradbroke College during 1996-7 the last time the course held at the Stradbroke site. He left the course in May 97 and began his career with The Lichfield Mercury. After spending over 18 months with the paper and passing his NCE he then moved onto news agency News Team International, in Birmingham, before moving to his local newspaper The Coventry Evening Telegraph in June 1999. In late 2002 he moved to Solent News based in Southampton and after working along the south coast for almost two years he secured a position with the Press Association as regional photographer in East Anglia covering general news and sport throughout the district.

Rob Rathbone

Rob studied at Richmond College, Sheffield on the full-time NCTJ course run by Eddie Bissell, Paul Delmar & Geoff Heighton, before completing his training with Cumbrian Newspapers. He then worked at EMPICS in Nottingham and News Team in Birmingham before going freelance in 1988, working for every national newspaper, many magazines and numerous international publications.

He has covered some of the most high-profile news stories and the biggest sporting tournaments including the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Shannon Matthews kidnap, the Soham child murders, kidnapper & murderer Michael Samms, the Grantham Hospital 'angel of death' murders by Beverley Allitt, the snatching of new born baby Abbie Humphries, Princess Diana's funeral, the Hillsborough football disaster and the M1 air crash. Rob also won the British Press Awards Sports Photographer of the Year title and several other awards.

In addition to working as a freelance photographer, Rob also teaches on the NCTJ-accredited course at Sheffield College.

Lucy Ray

Lucy completed a degree in Genetics from Sheffield University but abandoned her career in science to pursue her love of photography. She took her NCTJ in photojournalism and went on to finish the NCE with distinction. She was named the Fuji photographer of the year for her final portfolio. Other recent awards include O2 photographer of the year for Yorkshire and Humber in 2008 and Sports Photographer of the year in the Regional Press Awards 2010. 

She currently works for the Bradford Telegraph and Argus and has done since 2005. 

Paul Sanders

Paul has been a professional photographer since 1988. He started out working in fashion and advertising before moving into newspapers in the early 1990s. After working for a string of weekly newspapers he moved to News Team in Birmingham and then onto the Manchester Evening News before joining Reuters in 1998. He then joined The Times in 2002 and was made picture editor in March 2004. Paul has been a member of the NCTJ photography board since 2008.

Gary Taylor

Gary’s interest in photojournalism began after leaving the Armed Forces. In 2008 during the NCTJ photography course he was a portfolio winner in the Nikon Discovery Awards. He’s currently in full-time employment and continues to work on video and photography projects on a freelance bases.

Mike Tipping

Mike got his first job as a newspaper photographer with the Lincolnshire Standard Group, in November 1987, after completing a two-year diploma in photography at Harrogate College of Art. While in this post he studied, for the NCTJ Press Photographers' Proficiency Certificate, on block release in Sheffield, which he gained in 1989.

In July 1990 he moved to take up a senior photographer role at the then Yorkshire Evening Pressand has worked there since. Mike has been nominated for many awards, winning several, most notably the Press Gazette Regional Press Awards Sports Photographer of the Year in 2003.

Howard Walker

Howard is a successful freelance photographer working with titles including the Manchester Evening News, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Times and The Independent. He previously worked for the Sunday Mirror based in Manchester and covered stories including Royal weddings, world sports events and global conflicts. Howard has won numerous awards including British Picture Editors and World Press Photos Awards.

Paul Walters

Paul started his photographic career in local newspapers as a trainee with the South Avon Mercury in Clevedon, North Somerset in 1979 where he completed his NCTJ exams. In 1982 he moved to the Bath Evening Chronicle as a senior photographer before being head hunted by his local News and Picture Agency, Bristol based South West News Service in 1984. He became a director in 1988 and then picture editor in the early 1990’s. Paul joined the NCTJ photography board in 2011.

David White

David qualified as an NCTJ senior photographer in 1991 and since then has been working as a freelance photojournalist and photographer for many publications around the world.

He mainly works on features and stories from around the world for international newspapers and magazines, picking up a few industry awards along the way, including a World Press award.

Since 2008 David has been the photography director of duckrabbit, an award winning company he co-founded which uses photographs and documentary audio to produce photofilms.

Lewis Whyld

Lewis trained as a barrister but only practiced for 6 months before making his hobby of photography his job. Advised by his local paper the Matlock Mercury to do the Sheffield NCTJ course he enroled and was taught by Paul Delmar. At the end of the course he was offered a job at South West News Service and a few months later he took the shot of concorde's final flight. He now works in London for the Press Association.

Allan Williamson

Alan studied on the NCTJ course at Wednesbury in 1972-3 and then started work with theLichfield Mercury as a trainee. Allan then completed his NCTJ Proficiency at Lichfield and spent over 36 very happy years at the Mercury / Central Independent Newspapers, becoming chief photographer for the Lichfield Mercury in 1991 and then group chief photographer for Central Independent Newspapers in 1997 (for the titles Lichfield Mercury Series, Tamworth Herald Series, Walsall Advertiser Series, the Sutton Observer Series and the Journal Magazine).

Allan has worked through the full evolution of photography from black and white film in the early seventies using hand agitated tanks to develop the films to more colour films and in 2000 was one of the first weekly newspaper groups to go fully digital.  Following this he was invited to join a Northcliffe working group to to implement digital photography for the company across the UK. Over his career Allan has received nearly 40 National and Regional awards for his photography.