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Judging panel

The 2017 Wisden – MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year competition will be judged by:

  • Chris Smith (Chairman of the Judging Panel) has been Chief Sports Photographer for various newspapers, including, for over 30 years, The Sunday Times.  During this time he has covered every major event in the sporting calendar, in a diverse range of sports such as rugby, football, horse-racing, cricket, athletics, sailing and boxing.  Chris has been British Sports Photographer of the Year four times, and winner of the Sports Picture of the Year award twice.
  • Nigel Davies was Art Director of The Cricketer magazine (formerly The Wisden Cricketer and Wisden Cricket Monthly) from 1997 - 2015.
  • Patrick Eagar is widely recognised as the doyen of cricket photography.  After over forty years of covering the sport, he announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2011 season.  During his professional career he photographed 325 Test matches all around the world and has published thirteen books.
  • Kevin Cummins is a music photographer who has been published in seven monographs and exhibited worldwide. His photographs are in the permanent collections of many galleries including the V&A and the NPG in London. He was awarded an honorary doctorate (arts) by Manchester Metropolitan University in July 2015.
  • Alison Mitchell is an award-winning sports broadcaster and a regular on BBC Radio Five Live, and BBC Test Match Special – becoming the first woman to appear regularly on the latter. As well as cricket, Alison has commentated on and presented live from Wimbledon, the Australian Open and French Open tennis, the Open golf, the Olympics, international hockey and artistic gymnastics and she is a keen amateur photographer herself.
  • Adrian Murrell is a multi-award winning cricket photographer, former Senior Vice President of Getty Images and joint Managing Director of Allsport. He is co-founder of photo agency SilverHub.

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