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Profession: Director, Editor

Years Experience: 28

Biography: Edmond Terakopian is a London-based freelance press photographer. In 2006 he was named "Photographer Of The Year" in the British Press Awards, and picked up the third place in the spot news catagory of World Press Photo.

In 2006 he won a World Press Photo award in the spot news catagory. He has also collected a special award from the Picture Editors' Awards.

His work has been in several exhibitions and is included in the M.I.L.K. exhibition which toured major international cities from 2001 to 2003. His work in the World Press Photo exhibition toured over 80 cities around the world.

Previously he was a senior staff photographer at the Harrow Observer and Wembley Observer newspapers.

He is a member of the BPPA (British Press Photographers' Association) and for several years served on its committee. He has also over the years conducted portfolio reviews for the BJP and been one of the judges for both the Student and Regional Press Awards for several years.

He is also a contributing writer to the British Journal of Photography.

In recent times he has turned his attention towards film making, and his first short film Muse, won an award for Best Film Editing in 2009.

Education: The Heatherly School of Fine Art: Foundation course in "Art & Design", 1988-1989.


Mar. 2008 Magnum Workshop: with David Alan Harvey, Oslo.

Aug. 2002 Digital Workshop: Nikon D1H Digital photography course.

Mar. 1999 Kodak UK: Kodak DCS-315 Digital photography course.

Aug. 1996 Heydon Press: Adobe Photoshop & Agfa scanning courses.

Spoken Languages: English, Armenian, Persian

Additional Skills: Advanced Scuba Diver (PADI), Underwater photography.

Source: www.pix.org.uk

Edmond Terakopian

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