Tim Clayton (Sport Photographer)


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Tim trained at Yorkshire Post Newspaper in Leeds, UK, his home town for a decade before moving to Australia in 1990 to take up a position as Sports Photographer for The Sydney Morning Herald, which he held for 18 years. Tim left the paper in 2008 to freelance and traveled extensively for four years. He is now residing in Connecticut while shooting major sports in the New York, Boston and Connecticut areas.

His many sports assignments have included nine Olympic Games, five Rugby World Cups the FIFA World Cup and World Series Baseball.

He has been recognized for the high standard of his work winning eight World Press Photo Awards which include three first place awards in 1994, 2004 and 2007.

In 2003, The Observer Sports Magazine, UK, placed four of Tim's pictures in its selection of the 50 best sports images of all time.

Tim is a keen campaigner on ethics in photojournalism and is a keen advocate of developing photo essays in sports photography to help put the profession on a par with other areas of photojournalism. In 2016 Tim had the honor of being selected on the sports jury and the main jury of the World Press Photo Awards in Amsterdam.