THE MAN BEHIND THE LENS
I am Stuart Harrison and live in Cricklade in Wiltshire.
I am a professionally trained photojournalist with over 30 years experience, primarily in newspapers and recently as a Picture Editor on a local daily newspaper in Wiltshire.
My passion for photography from a teenager has been rooted in the concept that I am able capture ‘a 250th of a second of life which is then preserved forever’. I have always gravitated towards photographing people and telling a story about them.
I’ve had the pleasure in photographing five Prime Ministers, numerous political and celebrity figures through to some of the best sportsmen and women from around the world and every senior member of the Royal family, from Princess Diana to the Queen. During my newspaper career I have won a number of national and local press awards and was nominated in numerous others.
I’m pictured picking up my Press photographer of the year award from Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, EDF Energy’s managing director of nuclear new build, and special sporting guest Heather Fell, who won a silver medal in the modern pentathlon at the Beijing Olympics.
Horse falling at Barbury horse trials which was judged as one of the best 100 images of 2009 out of 7000 entries in the British Press Photographers Awards.
EDF South West Press Awards Photographer of the year winner 2011
Short-listed for Photographer of the Year, UKPG Awards 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010
Short-listed for Sports photographer of the Year UKPG Awards, 2005, 2008
Short-listed for Photographer of the Year EDF South West Press Awards 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012
British Press Photographers Awards 2009 - One of the best 150 press pictures of the year chosen from over 7000 entries in the UK
Short-listed as part of the EDF front page of the year awards. 2007, 2009, 2010
Winner, Photographer of the Year, Wiltshire Press Awards 2005