A night photographing award winning politicians

Jon Snow presenting the 2012 PSA AwardsJohn Bercow and Lord SteelLord HoweDavid TrimbleMargaret HodgePSA Awards overview in Church HouseSir Richard LeeseDavid Trimble, Margaret Hodge and Jon SnowJohn Snow

I often find myself photographing awards ceremonies of one kind or another and they’re usually interesting events to photograph, not least for the people who turn out to attend them. This is the second time I’ve photographed the PSA Awards in Church House. Based in the heart of Westminster, the location seems particularly well suited to some of the heavyweight politicians who had turned out for the evening. Presented by Jon Snow of Channel 4 news (who had literally just dashed over straight from presenting the show at 7pm), the event is held by the Political Studies Association “to recognise the achievements of academics, politicians, political campaigners, journalists and other contributors to the conduct and study of politics”. There were some notable figures there, such as Lord Trimble, Lord Howe, the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, Margaret Hodge, plus a host of other eminent personalities from the worlds of politics and journalism. Not that I expected any sort of rumbunctious PMQ’s style behaviour, but it was nice to see so many individuals from different parts of the political spectrum together in the same room and getting along in a good natured and civilised fashion…

This was a particularly busy Thursday for corporate events. I’d just dashed over from the Supreme Court (fortunately only 2 minutes away) where the Copyright Licensing Agency had been holding a drinks reception, and meanwhile Leo was covering an event over at the Science Museum as my co-photographer forĀ EPL Event Photography. Then back on the train, processing the shots on the laptop ready to be uploaded overnight for distribution the next morning via a password-protected link.

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