Legendary Sun photographer Arthur Edwards wins prestigious journalism award

LEGENDARY Sun photographer Arthur Edwards MBE won another prestigious award last night.

Arthur, 82, was hailed ‘simply the best’ by the judges when he was named the London Press Club’s 2022 Journalists’ Laureate, recognizing excellence in journalism.

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In a historic royal year, the judges declared Arthur the most outstanding candidateCredit: Paul Edwards

Arthur, our royal snapper since 1977, received the accolade in front of a host of past and present national newspaper editors and media executives at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.

In a historic royal year, the judges said he was the standout contender as he became only the fourth recipient of the award, after broadcaster Nick Ferrari, Eve Pollard and Paul Dacre of the Daily Mail.

London Press Club Ball chairmen Robert Jobson and Ray Massey said: “Arthur is simply the best. In the newspapers, to use his phrase, “sometimes it’s words, sometimes it’s images”.

“Arthur is brilliant in both. His iconic images light up any newspaper page, and his sharp and wise commentary on our Royal Family, both for his newspaper and when it airs, is always fair for the money.

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Arthur received £5,000 which he donated to the journalists’ charity, as well as £10,000 from event sponsors St James’s House Group.

The West Ham United fan also received a 1965 Hammers shirt from former striker Brian Dear, signed by Brian and Sir Geoff Hurst.

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