Getty Images photographer Chris Furlong received his trophies today after winning three categories in the recent The BPPA Press Photographer of the Year competition as well as the main prize.
Chris had winning portfolios in the news, art and entertainment and covid essay categories.
Press Photographer of the Year 2021 Chris Furlong said:
“I’m absolutely delighted. That’s just brilliant! It’s been another tough year and I’m really very happy to pick up three category awards as well as the main prize.
“The BPPA has once again showcased press photography in Britain at its best and it’s great to be recognised by my peers, particularly as it’s a member vote. I’d like to thank them all for voting .”
Chris, who is currently on assignment in eastern Europe, put his success down to hard work, putting in the hours and the miles on the road, having the backing of the team at Getty Images and the support of fellow photographers around the country.
Chair of The BPPA Paul Ellis said:
The standard of photography was excellent once again and I’m delighted to see Chris pick up the main award. The most satisfying aspect of the competition this year is to see a variety of well-established and up and coming photographers picking up awards in all categories. Newspaper staffers, agency photographers and freelancers have all done well.
I’ve enjoyed looking at the photographs as they’ve come in and I’d recommend spending time viewing all the entries in the galleries to anyone. I’d like to thank everyone who entered, those members who voted, and of course our friends at Canon who have continued to support this competition and the work of The BPPA.
The winning galleries and all the entries can be viewed at The BPPA competition website: https://thebppa.zenfoliosite.com/home