11th September - Ian Day - "One Photographer Many Disciplines"
Ian Day F.R.P.S. has over 29 years experience in press photography with the majority spent in editorial management roles and he is currently the Deputy Editor of The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post.
Previously, he held the roles of Group Picture Editor at The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post, Picture Editor at The Yorkshire Post, Head of Sports Photos at The Press Association, Deputy Picture Editor and Chief Photographer at the Bradford Telegraph & Argus, Picture Editor and Photographer at Ross Parry Picture Agency and he started his career as a NCTJ trainee photographer at the Halifax Evening Courier.
Ian was named a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 2015, RPS director-general, Dr Michael Pritchard said: “Ian’s achievement is a remarkable one and both he and Yorkshire Post Newspapers should be proud.”
During Ian’s respected career, he has covered many major events including the Sydney Olympic Games, Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Open Golf Championships and the Tour de France Grand Départ in Yorkshire. Ian has been a photographic judge for the British Press Awards, Sports Journalists Association Awards and the Irish Press Photographers Association Awards. He was the Chair of Judges for the 2016 UK Picture Editors’ Awards and is also a committee member of the guild. He joined the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) Photographic Board for two years and passed on his experience to help restructure the photojournalism course and examination process to include video and digital experience and workflow.
Ian enjoys all aspects of photography but his passion remains with photo-journalism and the photographers who daily produce excellent images for printed and digital media.