From left, Lord Puttnam, Mike Maloney and Tim Berners-Lee
Freelance photographer Mike Maloney has been awarded an honorary fellowship from the British Royal Photographic Society for his services to the profession.
The fellowship is the 100th major award that he has been given during his 35-year career. Maloney received the award at a ceremony last week, alongside Lord Puttnam, David Hockney and web inventor Tim Berners-Lee.
A former chief photographer at MGN, Maloney’s first published photograph appeared in the Lincolnshire Chronicle in 1967.
After freelancing for the Chronicle and the Lincolnshire Echo, he joined the Evening News, before being poached by the Daily Mirror in 1974 – the first photographic staffer the Mirror had appointed for 11 years. He joined The People in 1988, the year he became group chief photographer.
Society president John Page said: “Honorary fellowships are awarded to very distinguished photographers or people who have contributed to photography.
“They are world class photographers, who have really promoted and done a good job for the art and science of photography in general.”