Frontline photographer wins award

Sean Smith was one of the winners at the Royal Television Society (RTS) journalism awards for 2007 for his report for Channel 4 News, ITN and Guardian Film’s called Iraq: Apache Company,

The report by Guardian photographer Sean Smith – narrated by Channel 4 reporter Keme Nzerem – beat competition from Newsnight and al-Jazeera English, and is the first time a newspaper has won an RTS television journalism award. Smith spent eight weeks with the US military’s Apache company and filmed them as they went on daily routine investigations. The film was described by the judges as “raw, brave, atmospheric and profoundly memorable – an important story very powerfully realised”. link

Sean will be talking about pictures at the Frontline Club next week (29 February) and you can book tickets here. In 2006 Sean won the Photograph of the Year award at the British Press Photographers’ Association competition for the image above, which also appeared in last month’s Frontline Club magazine.