Fiona Shields

Fiona Shields - Judge 2016

Picture Editor, The Guardian and GNM Deputy Head of Photography, Guardian News & Media

Fiona Shields has over twenty years’ picture editing experience across a range of newspaper titles but has been picture editor of the Guardian for the last eight.

‘In my career I’ve been involved in the coverage of some of the most historic stories of our time inc the death of the Princess of Wales, 9/11 and the subsequent terror attacks in London, conflicts around the world from Bosnia to Iraq and Afghanistan, the revolution of the Arab spring and the continuing violence in Palestine, natural disasters such as the earthquakes in Haiti and tsunami in Japan and a good few Royal weddings, general elections and not forgetting the odd spot of newsworthy British weather’.

Fiona has also judged The Sony World Photography Awards and most recently the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards.