Matt Dunham's photo

Associated Press photographer Matt Dunham captured this image of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall as their vehicle was attacked

Credit: By Matt Dunham, Associated Press
The Associated Press photographer who captured the image of Prince Charles and Camilla's vehicle being attacked last year has been named photographer of the year at the Picture Editors Guild awards 2011.

Matt Dunham was also named as royal photographer of the year and received commendations in two other categories: news photographer of the year and photo essay.


The awards, which were launched last year, received thousands of entries from press photographers working in the UK, with winners chosen across nine categories in total.

Other winners included Carl Court, who was named news photographer of the year, Dave Benett, who won celebrity photographer of the year and Matt Lloyd, who received the award for young photographer of the year.

The categories also included an award for the citizen photographer of the year, which was presented to Ben Jacobson for his image showing an elderly woman confronting a group attempting to attack a shop.

Here is a full list of the winners:

  • Picture Editors Guild News Photographer of the Year: Carl Court
  • Picture Editors Guild Celebrity Photographer of the Year: Dave Benett
  • Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year: Christopher Ratcliffe
  • Newscast Young Photographer of the Year: Matt Lloyd
  • Nikon Sports Photographer of the Year: Mike Egerton
  • British Airways Royal Photographer of the Year: Matt Dunham
  • PhotoBox Regional Photographer of the Year: Anthony Chappel-Ross
  • BT Citizens Photographer of the Year: Ben Jacobson
  • Fotolia Photo Essay Photographer of the Year: Dan Kitwood
  • SAB Miller Photographer of the Year: Matt Dunham
There is a slideshow of some of the winning images of the Picture Editors Guild awards 2011 at this link.

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