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A picture paints a thousand words and it has always been the case that a great photo can light up any page of a newspaper.

In today’s world of digital technology and citizen journalists lurking on every corner, photographers and photography have never been so important. Here you will find all the stories we have carried about this sector of the industry.

Big league player joins sports photo agency

Sports photo agency Empics has signed a new name to the team. The major player is former Press Association chief executive Robert Simpson, who has been appointed chairman of the agency. Empics managing director Phil O’Brien said: “This is a

Echo man "knocked down"by football officials

A Dorset Echo staff photographer has claimed he was knocked to the ground by a visiting team official after Weymouth were knocked out of the FA Trophy. A member of Southport FC’s backroom staff allegedly knocked Finnbarr Webster over after

Star picture collection available online

A photo archive is offering more than 100,000 photos for sale through the Internet. The initiative, from the Shropshire Star, has proved a hit since it went live in June. The aim of shropshirestarpix.com was to make most of the

Moss on a roll with reprint business plan

An innovative reprint service at the Grimsby Telegraph looks set to cut the costs by half. Picture editor Dave Moss has launched the system, which he believes could be a first. He has succeeded in contracting out the photosales reprint

Banned – that's Asda's price

Page 1 of 2 A press photographer was banned from Asda for life after pursuing his prey into the store after a court case. Finbarr Webster staked out Weymouth magistrates’ court for a whole day waiting for Amos Thompson, convicted

High sales for flooding record

A photographic record of the floods in the Shrewsbury area before Christmas has proved so popular it has almost sold out. The Great Millennium Floods, published by the Shropshire Star, is an 84-page account of what happened and how people

Picture Editors' Awards winners

Page 1 of 3 Reuters photographer Jonathan Evans has been named Fujifilm Photographer of the Year in the 2000 Picture Editors’ Awards. He was handed the award at the Guildhall in the City of London, where 38 other photographers were

Picture Editors' Awards winners – full list

PORTFOLIO AWARDS Fujifilm Photographer of the YearJonathan Evans – ReutersSpecial Awards:Daniel Chung – ReutersToby Melville – Press AssociationJeremy Selwyn – Evening Standard. Fujifilm Portfolio Award – Single StoryKieran Doherty – ReutersSpecial Awards:Russell Cheyne – Daily TelegraphJohn James – Birmingham PostIan

Picture Editors' nominations announced

Single Picture Awards: Fujifilm News Photographer of the Year (£1,000):Jim Holden – Brighton Evening ArgusPeter Jordan – Press AssociationRob Todd – News of the WorldSion Touhig – Corbis Sygma; Fujifilm Sports Photographer of the Year (£1,000):Adrian Dennis – Agence France

View contest's entries online

The nominated photographs for the Picture Editors’ Awards 2000 can now be viewed online. More than 700 entries have been whittled down to the final 44, and all of the photos and portfolios can be viewed here. The finalists were

Love in a Box exhibition

An exhibition of photos by Carlisle News and Star photographer Ian Cooper, which capture the suffering of children in Romania, has opened to the public. The pictures, at Carlisle library, show youngsters who have Aids or who live in street

Mark is in A Land of Plenty

Photos that feature heavily in the BBC’s new drama In a Land of Plenty were produced by press photographer Mark Campbell. In the drama the audience gets to see dozens of black and white photos taken by James. And the

Party time for 30 more photographers

Thirty photographers who enter the 2000 Picture Editors’ Awards – but miss out on being nominated – will still get the chance to party. Sponsors Fujifilm are making it possible for them to be invited to the awards ceremony at

Impending fatherhood lands a photojournalist in hospital

Page 1 of 2 Becoming a father for the first time is a major event in any man’s life. But for Scarborough photojournalist Keith Meatheringham, the event was complicated by a serious asthma attack. Here is his story about a

Mark is in A Land of Plenty

Photos that feature heavily in the BBC’s new drama In a Land of Plenty were produced by press photographer Mark Campbell. In the drama the audience gets to see dozens of black and white photos taken by James. And the