Awarded Top 20 Photographers Of 2015

Press Release

International Recognition for Local Photographer

 Local Photographer Karl Redshaw who works a as a professional photographer covering, Sports & commercial, has gained international recognition by winning a significant award with the Guild of Professional Photographers.

 The Guild of Photographers is the highly regarded national photographic body whose members are dedicated to enhancing their skills in the art, craft and profession of photography.

It runs an Image of the Month competition, and over 10,000 entries during 2015. Each image is scored, and the scores from the year are then totalled to determine who wins one of the Guild's Top 20 Photographer awards. This is clearly a very demanding year long process!

Karl was honoured to become one of the Top 20 International Photographer of the Year 2015 - a remarkable achievement when one considers the number and standard of the entries. Also receiving life membership to the photographer’s bar, an exclusive honour preserved for only the very best of artists.

 Their Awards were announced at the Guild's Awards night at Crewe Hall (a stunning Jacobean mansion in Cheshire), earlier this year.

 Steve Thirsk (Director of the Guild) said that he is “both proud and delighted that Karl has achieved this recognition after 12 months of submitting the highest quality images. The Guild has very demanding standards when judging photographic competitions. The judging is undertaken by a panel of internationally recognised experts from a variety of photographic backgrounds, so Karl quite rightly should be delighted with his extraordinary achievement’ “It’s even more extraordinary that Karl has achieved top 20 status, and been issued the bar for the 2nd  consecutive year, showing that sort of consistency is a big ask”.

 Members of the Guild are committed to achieving the highest standards of professionalism and to a journey of continuing professional development. Karl himself already holds the status of “Craftsman” within the guild, a very rare and difficult distinction to obtain.

 The Guild website ( lists members throughout the country who offer this commitment. To view Karl’s portfolio and request consultation please visit

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 Lesley & Steve Thirsk


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