John Young

John Young is an award winning press, sports and commercial photographer and a former national newspaper picture editor. He is a former National Press Photographer of the Year and winner of the Sports Picture of the Year.

For thirty years John has worked in newspapers and magazines starting on a local weekly paper before moving onto one of the biggest and busiest evening papers in the UK and finally becoming the Group Picture Editor of the Herald & Times Group of newspapers.

During his time on newspapers John has covered some of the biggest news stories of the last century such as the Lockerbie disaster, Dunblane and the death of the Princess of Wales.

For the last 8 years John has been working as editorial and commercial photographer working for clients such as the NHS, UNICEF, Comic Relief, Glaxo Smith Kline, The Commonwealth Games and The Wheatley Group.

John describes himself as a ‘people photographer’ with a passion for environmental portraiture, and loves capturing people in their workplace and homes whether they are movie stars or ordinary people.