Times photographer wins PPY award with Gaddafi shot

slideshow of winning photographs here

An image of Colonel Gaddafi shot by Times photographer David Bebber has been named photograph of the year in The Press Photographer’s Year awards.

The image shows the Libyan leader standing behind protective glass during a military parade in Tripoli, in September last year, held to celebrate his forty years in power.

Getty Images claimed the most awards as images from its photographers claimed five prizes, including news folio of the year, shot by Daniel Berehulak, a previous winner of the top prize.

Reuters and the Guardian each had two category wining photographers.

Now in its fifth year, The Press Photographer’s Year is sponsored by Canon and run in association with the British Press Photographers’ Association, inviting entries from professional photographers working in and for the UK media.

This year’s competition saw 317 photographers from more than 20 countries submit 7,713 images online for the 16 prizes.

A permanent record of the winners’ work will be captured in a 240-page book The Press Photographer’s Year 09-10, published by the PPY Press.

Publication of the book next month will coincide with the opening of an exhibition at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Foyer in London from 10 July.

Full list of winners:

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR

David Bebber, The Times

FIRST PRIZE: News Folio of the Year

Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images

FIRST PRIZE: Live News

David Levene

FIRST PRIZE: News

Kieran Doherty, Reuters

FIRST PRIZE: Features

Dylan Martinez, Reuters

FIRST PRIZE: Photo Essay

Kieran Dodds, Panos

FIRST PRIZE: Portraits

Cathal McNaughton

FIRST PRIZE: The Arts

Oli Scarff, Getty Images

FIRST PRIZE: Royalty & Entertainment

Mark Stewart

FIRST PRIZE: Sports Folio of the Year

Laurence Griffiths, Getty Images

FIRST PRIZE: Sports Specialist Folio of the Year

Clive Mason, Getty Images

FIRST PRIZE: Sports Action

Gareth Copley, Press Association

FIRST PRIZE: Sports Features

Sean Smith, The Guardian

FIRST PRIZE: Winter Olympic Singles

Clive Rose, Getty Images

FIRST PRIZE: Multimedia

Rebecca Harley

FIRST PRIZE: Digital Film

Felix Clay, The Guardian (Words: Laura Barton Edited by: Elliot Smith & Shehani Fernando)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Digital Film

Heathcliff O’Malley

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