Argles' Angle on Former PM Secures Top Photographer Award

A series of images of former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown – during this year's General Election campaign – has helped The Guardian's Martin Argles capture the title, Photographer of the Year, at the inaugural Picture Editors' Guild Awards.

Argles also won the Photo Essay category, while Getty Images' Chris Furlong was named News Photographer of the Year.

The Picture Editors' Guild Awards was set up to recognise outstanding photography across eight categories, including an award for citizen journalism.

Each category winner received £500, while the overall title came with a cheque for £1000. The awards ceremony was held on Tuesday evening.

The full list of winners reads:

SABMiller Photographer of the Year 2010

Martin Argles, the Guardian

British Airways Sports Photographer of the Year

Eddie Keogh, Reuters

Royal Photographer of the Year

Christopher Jackson, Getty Images

News Photographer of the Year

Chris Furlong, Getty Images

Celebrity Photographer of the Year

Jeff Spicer, Alpha Press Agency

Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year

Oliver Scarff, Getty Images

Newscast Young Photographer of the Year

Matthew Lloyd, the Times

Photo Essay

Martin Argles, the Guardian

BT Citizen Photographer of the Year

Miguel De Freitas

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