Nikon users sweep the board at British Press Awards 2009

Nikon UK is delighted to announce that leading sports photographers, Dickie Pelham and Stephan Rousseau, picked up awards for the two Nikon sponsored photography categories at the British Press Awards earlier this month.


Whilst the awards ceremony was a momentous occasion for both Pelham and Rousseau, it was equally significant for Nikon in that both award-winning portfolios were shot using Nikon’s professional equipment. Having been involved with the British Press Awards for some years, Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager at Nikon UK says: “Nikon is delighted to be associated with such outstanding photography and is especially pleased to see that Nikon is once again the choice of press photographers thanks to the outstanding performance of our professional range.”


Judges described Dickie Pelham of The Sun, winner of the ‘Sports Photographer of the Year’ award for the fourth year in a row, as having an impressive ability to capture unique moments of sporting drama. Pelham’s image of world champion boxer, Joe Calzaghe was described by judges as a “cheeky, witty” image that “captured a moment in a sport which can often be the hardest to get”.

Dickie Pelham, a Nikon D3 digital SLR professional camera user comments: “I’m over the moon to have won the award against such stiff competition and feel it is a symbolic achievement considering it is almost a year to the day that I switched back to using Nikon – a decision I didn’t take lightly but have never looked back on.”


Winner of the ‘Photographer of the Year’ category, Stephan Rousseau of PA Photos, also used Nikon D3 cameras to capture his portfolio of images that were said to “sum up the British political year brilliantly”. Judges explained that the images of leading figure heads, such as Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Harriet Harman captured poignant moments that demonstrated Rousseau’s “flair and originality”.


Both images taken by Dickie Pelham, click here to see more images from Dickie in the Nikon Gallery.