Dr Eamonn McCabe started out working for local papers before freelancing for The Guardian in 1975, then moving on to The Observer where he won Sports Photographer of the Year a record four times.
He was named News Photographer of the Year in 1985 with his work on the Heysel Stadium disaster. In 1988 he was made Fellow in Photography at the National Museum of Photography, Film and TV and appointed Picture Editor of The Guardian in the same year. Winning Picture Editor of the Year a record six times, Dr McCabe was also the Official Photographer for the Pope's Visit to Britain in 1982.
Dr McCabe has published several books on his own photography and has recently edited Decade, published by Phaidon Press which represents the best photography from the first ten years of this century from around the world. Often appearing regularly on radio and TV talking about photography and the issues it creates and having exhibited widely, Dr McCabe has several pieces of work in The National Portrait Gallery collection in London.
He returned to taking photographs of people mainly in the arts in 2001 and his since been named Honorary Doctorate of the University of East Anglia and Staffordshire University, and Honorary Professor of Thames Valley University and now Visiting Senior Fellow in Photography at the University of Suffolk.