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Lucy Young

Lucy Young

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Profession: Press Photographer
Status: www.lucyyoungphotos.co.uk
Location: London , United Kingdom
Home base: London
URL: http://www.lucyyoungphotos.co.uk
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Languages spoken: English
Organization: Freelance
Last login: almost 3 years ago
Member since: 14 May 2006 13:05


LUCY YOUNG- www.lucyyoungphotos.co.uk

Freelance London-based photographer working regularly for The Times, The Independent, The Telegraph The Sun and Metro newspapers.


National News Press and Photographic Agency May 2010 – December 2010
 Trained photographer for an international news and picture agency based in central London
 Taking high-quality images in a competitive market
 Editing and transmitting images to UK newspapers and abroad for same-day publication
 Part of the Royal rota, regularly photographing Royal engagements and celebrations and pooling those images
as a representative of all media publications
 Experienced in current affairs, news, sport, feature and documentary photography
 Undertaking commissioned work to specification for broadsheet and tabloid newspapers, magazines and
PR clients, including Money Magazine, Chat, The Sun, The Daily Mail, The Mirror etc

North London & Herts Newspapers January 2007 – May 2010
Senior photographer
 Wide-ranging experience: photographing news, features, sport, arts and leisure
 Coverage of high-profile stories and personalities, including Cabinet politicians and celebrities
 Submitting and editing photos for four weekly editions, working to strict deadlines
 Organising picture desk: booking jobs and co-ordinating photographers’ diaries
 Keywording, captioning and sourcing images for international stories

University of Wales, Newport 2006
Part-time student ambassador for First Campus Project
 Applied photographic skills to short film-making
 Oversaw editing and production of students’ films; all work completed within time and budget guidelines
 Provided supervision and training to teenage participants
 Learned how to shoot, cut and edit a film digitally and produce professional DVDs

St Julian’s School, Newport 2004 – 2006
Part-time student mentor
 Guided five teenagers through studies and personal issues; played key role in development of pilot programme
 Prepared lesson plans tailored to individual students, focusing on listening skills and problem-solving
 Built relationships and provided feedback to participants to improve performance

Jessop Group Limited 2000 – 2002
Photographic sales assistant
 Dealing with customer enquiries and complaints
 Keeping up to date with latest equipment and fixing minor faults
 Consistently achieved top sales performance in targeted promotions


International Women’s Day, Brighton and Hove Mar 2007
Sanam; Arranged Marriage in a United Kingdom
• Series of portraits based on attitudes towards arranged marriage by young people due to follow the tradition
• Selected for exhibition as part of International Women’s Day celebrations

HMP Usk, Monmouthshire Jan 2006
Documentary landscape series of HMP Usk
• Topical landscape piece made in a sex offenders’ prison, contrasting reality and public perception
• Selected for solo exhibition during royal visit by HRH Princess Anne

REACH – Rural Enterprise and Community Health Aug 2000
Audio compact disk inlay
REACH is a charity founded by Kriss Akabusi which establishes sustainable development projects in the developing world. The CD was sold to raise money to combat waterborne diseases in Nigeria.


Producing commercial/PR images for big-name clients, including:

• Rolex
• McDonald’s
• Tesco
• British Gas
• London borough councils
• Four Communications


University of Wales, Newport 2003 – 2006
• BA (Hons) Documentary Photography (1st class)



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