Agence France-Presse photographer, Adrian Dennis, has received the 2012 Photographer of the Year award from the Sports Journalists’ Association.
Adrian Dennis is a photographer for Agence France-Presse. Before working for the French news agency, Adrian was employed by important newspapers, including The Independent.
He has studied journalism at the University of Florida in the United States. During his time in the US, he has also worked for multiple newspapers, while freelancing for The National Enquirer and The New York Times.
Sports Journalists’ Association selects Adrian Dennis as the 2012 Sports Photographer of the Year
The photographer features an impressive portfolio when it comes down to sports photography. He is the winner of the 2012 Paralympics Photographer, an award received from the Picture Editors Guild.
His extensive work in action photography has been enough to grant him the 2012 Sports Photographer of the Year title, awarded by Britain’s Sports Journalists’ Association.
Adrian received a lot of praise for his work during the 2012 Olympics, which took place in London, United Kingdom.
Usain Bolt helped the photographer win the award
One of the most impressive photos captured by Dennis depicts Usain Bolt taking a picture with spectators attending the 4x100m relay final.
The athlete is the fastest human ever, as he is the world record holder at both 100 and 200 meters sprint races. The records stand at 9.58 and 19.19 seconds, respectively.
The Jamaican sprinter and his teammates broke the record in this event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Bolt celebrated the achievement by taking a BlackBerry Torch smartphone from the hands of a spectator, in order to snap an auto-portrait that will go down in history.
Adrian Dennis seized the moment and took a memorable photo of the event on August 11, 2012.
The photographer said that he is very pleased to have won this award, which puts him up there with the greatest sports photographers of all time.
He added that most people are unaware of the fact that being a sports photographer is challenging, because they have to run along with the athletes to make sure that they capture the best photos.