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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.

Double win for Northern Echo snappers

A trainee photographer has beaten her more experienced colleagues to win a prestigious award. Sarah Nicholson, of the Northern Echo, was awarded Sports Photographer of the Year at the North East Sports Awards in Newcastle. It is the 23-year-old’s first

Picture Editors' nominations announced

The names in the frame for the Picture Editors’ Awards 2000 have been decided. The nominations include photographers from the local, regional and national press, as well as agency workers and freelance talent. The Awards Ceremony will be held in

Jury announced for Picture Editors' Awards 2000

The jury for the Picture Editors’ Awards 2000 has been announced. It includes picture editors drawn from regional, national and Sunday titles. Entries for the Awards close at noon on Monday, January 15. The AwardsCeremony will be held in the

Focusing on a career in pictures

A regional press photographer is enjoying his 50th year focusing his skills to snap the top shots. Frank Knowles has been at the Bolton Evening News since 1951, when he joined the company aged 15. He plans to retire in

Corporation to sponsor student photographic awards

As part of its continuing sponsorship of the Picture Editors’ Awards, theCorporation of London is to fund a National Student Awards scheme forstudents planning a career in photographic journalism. The Awards will be organised by the Picture Editors’ Guild, and