As the last night's projection was cancelled at Visa Pour L'Image due to heavy rain, the prize giving ceremony for the festival's top honour was made in an interesting way; outside a restaurant where Philip was dining.
There's an emotional video of the event and its touching how Philip accepts the prize, which he won for his coverage of the earthquake in China this year.
Edmond Terakopian started as a news photographer in 1989. Having worked up through the regional papers, he now supplies the national and international newspapers and magazines with images from the biggest stories in the UK and abroad. He has participated in several group exhibitions and has also been published in a number of books.
Edmond’s main areas of interest are news, features, fashion, portraits and commercial photography. He has won four Kodak Press Awards, a M.I.L.K. award, the Prize of Prague and a Special Award from the Picture Editors' Awards. In 2006 he added to his list of awards by being named the British Press Awards Photographer of the Year and also winning third place in the Spot News category of World Press Photo.
His previous client list includes the biggest names in the industry, having regularly worked with Gamma, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Mirror, The Evening Standard and The Press Association. He is currently a London based stringer for Polaris Images, AP, The Times and TES.
He has also been on the committee of the BPPA (British Press Photographers' Association) for several years.
To see his work, visit www.pix.org.uk