2019 British Photography Awards – The Winners in Pictures
28 January 2019
From freckles to rainbows, selfies to seals, the winners of the 2019 British Photography Awards showcase the amazing variety of photographic talent from across the UK.
Sixteen winners were chosen from over 3,700 entries, and iconic photographers Richard Young, Rankin and Frans Lanting received special contribution awards.
Alongside the category winners, the competition ran a People’s Choice Award for each category, attracting 74,000 votes.
Celebrity photographer Richard Young was awarded British Photographic Associateship for his 40-year career as a portraitist and photojournalist, capturing some of the world’s biggest names. He has covered everything from parties at Cannes and the Oscars in Los Angeles, to traveling with Michael Jackson, and touring with the Sex Pistols.
Rankin won the British Photographic Fellowship for his 30-year career as a fashion and portrait photographer, capturing some of the most famous faces, including British icons David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and The Queen.
Meanwhile, former National Geographic photographer-in-residence Frans Lanting was awarded International Photographer 2019 for his more than two decades spent documenting wildlife and our relationships with nature in environments from the Amazon to Antarctica.
See all the category and people’s choice award winners below…
Best Portrait Photographer – Sarah Wilkes, Simple Beauty
Best Street Photographer – Edo Zollo, London After Dark
Best Macro Photographer – Lucien Harris, Field of Wings
Best Drone Photographer – Konrad Paruch, Reaching for Heaven
Best Domesticated Animal Photographer – Mieke Douglas, Contours
Best Sports Photographer – Mike Egerton, Luge
Best Documentary Photographer – Maria Tomas Rodriguez, Tradition
Best Wedding Photographer – Aaron Storry, Chloe & Joe’s First Dance
Best Birdlife Photographer – Adrian Clarke, Flash Dance
Best Water Life Photographer – Matt Doggett, Sunlit Seal
Best Land Animal Photographer – Scott Latham, 98% Human
Best Landscape Photographer – Thomas Roberts, A House on Skye
Best Selfie Photographer – Claire Armitage, Chaotic
People’s Choice Winners
Best Portrait Photographer – People’s Choice: Filip Gierlinski, Embe
Best Street Photographer – People’s Choice: Craig Simmonds, Regent Street
Best Macro Photographer – People’s Choice: Adam Karnacz, Veil
Best Drone Photographer – People’s Choice: Jon Roberts, Rainbow Over Riber Castle
Best Domesticated Animal Photographer – People’s Choice: Alexandra Robbins, Lavender Princesses
Best Sports Photographer – People’s Choice: Nerijus Dusevicius, Emotions
Best Documentary Photographer – People’s Choice: Nitin Sachiana, Breast is Best
Best Wedding Photographer – People’s Choice: When the Bridesmaid Has Too Many Shots
Best Birdlife Photographer – People’s Choice: Janine Lee The Strike
Best Water Life Photographer – People’s Choice: Dan Charity, Whale Shark
Best Land Animal Photographer – People’s Choice: Konrad Borkowski, The Nocturnal Stag
Best Landscape Photographer – People’s Choice: Jenifer Bunnet Raspberry Ripple