We are pleased to announce two more Curators for Assignments – John Downing & Nikki Sutherland
In a long career at the Daily Express John travelled the world covering a huge variety of stories. John was inside the Grand Hotel in Brighton when it was bombed, was imprisoned by Idi Amin, lived rough with the Guerrillas fighting the Russians in Afghanistan – and still found time to win Royal Photographer of the Year!
He was Press Photographer of the Year no less than seven times – as well as numerous other awards including an MBE.
John was also one of the founders of the Press Photographers Association – so we are particularly grateful that he has agreed to spend some of his valuable time to help us put together Assignments this year.
Nikki Sutherland, acting picture editor of the Mail on Sunday is the daughter of News and Royal photographer Jim Bennett – and spent much of her school holidays following Jim about various events dragging an 800mm, or in the darkroom hand printing pictures.
From there she went to work for Nunn Syndication, before moving on to Kent News and then to The Mail on Sunday.
Nikki said “I am looking forward to doing this – I really like the idea of an exhibition that has a range of different people picking the pictures to give it a bit of variety”.
If you want to take part you had better hurry – you only have until noon tomorrow to submit your entry.. Visit the assignments website for details.