Picture editors honour five 'outstanding' portfolios

Five of
The Independent's photographers were honoured yesterday for their outstanding contribution to newspapers, while the newspaper's Ireland Correspondent was singled out for his reporting on the peace process.

Five of The Independent's photographers were honoured yesterday for their outstanding contribution to newspapers, while the newspaper's Ireland Correspondent was singled out for his reporting on the peace process.

Judges at the Picture Editors' Awards 2000 acknowledged the excellence of The Independent's photography with a total of six awards.

Tom Craig won in two categories at the industry awards, being named Fujifilm Magazine Photographer of the Year and Fujifilm Arts Entertainment Photographer of the Year, after impressing judges with his portrait of Ibrahim Ferrer of the Buena Vista Social Club.

In the Guinness Award for Best Black and White Photography, Andy Paradise took the top prize for a picture taken from the cockpit of a Tiger Moth aeroplane flying over the Bedfordshire countryside.

The judging panel, made up of 39 picture editors from newspapers and news agencies, gave special awards for excellence in features photography to Timothy Allen and Tom Pilston, while David Sandison won a special award in the Arts and Entertainment category.

At a separate event, Ireland Correspondent David McKittrick was among five people honoured at the annual Peace People of the Year awards in Dublin.

McKittrick and David Davin-Parr of the Irish state radio, RTE, received special awards for what the adjudicating panel described as "excellence and impartiality in reporting events in Northern Ireland over many years."

As she presented the award, Mary Harney, the Irish Deputy Prime Minister, described the two journalists as "men of real substance, objectivity and impartiality who do not allow themselves to be partisan."

Another award went to Mrs Rita Restorick, whose son, Stephen, was shot dead by the IRA while he was serving as a soldier in South Armagh four years ago.

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