Lucy Ray is a Press Photographer and Video Journalist based in Sheffield, but covering the UK.
Lucy has held staff photographer positions at The Daily Mail, The Derbyshire Times, The Matlock Mercury, The Halifax Courier, and The Bradford Telegraph and Argus and now is freelance.
As well as covering features and news for publications, Lucy’s clients also include PR companies, Corporate clients, Schools, tourist attractions, and private clients.
Lucy is also a skilled underwater photographer with high quality specialist equipment, enabling her to offer professional underwater photography and video www.starfishunderwaterphotography.com
Oct 2013 – Present Freelance Photographer/Video Journalist
Oct 2011 - Oct 2013 Staff Photographer/Video Journalist
The Daily Mail Newspaper and The Mail Online website
Jan 2005 – Sept 2011 Staff Photographer/Video Journalist
The Telegraph and Argus, Bradford
Jan 2003 – Oct 2004 Photo Journalist
The Derbyshire Times, Matlock Mercury, Buxton Advertiser
Aug 2002 - Dec 2002 Freelance Photographer
The Sheffield Star
Covering news, sport and features on a freelance basis.
June 2001 – June 2002 Sabbatical Officer (Student Activities)
Sheffield University Students Union
Sept 1998 – June 2001 Photographer/Picture Editor
Education and Qualifications
2004: National Certificate Exam (NCE) in Photojournalism, awarded by the National Council for the Training of Journalists:
Distinction and awarded Fuji Photographer of the year for the Best Portfolio.
2002: NCTJ Preliminary Exams in Photojournalism
1998-2001 BSc Genetics, Sheffield University 2:1
Nottingham High School for Girls:
1996-1998 A Level Biology, Chemistry, Art AAB
1994-1996 GCSE Science, Geography AA* A*
Maths, Art, French AAA
English Lit, English Language, DT BBB
Honours and Awards
2019 British Press Photographer’s Association Exhibition, Oxo Tower London and Stoke
2015 Made in Greenwich "Between Inside and Outside" Photography exhibition
2014 Travel Photographer of the Year, Shortlist.
2014 KPMG's Sport is Beautiful Photo Exhibition
2012 Highly Commended, Picture Editor Guild Awards, Photo Essay
2012 Travel Photographer of the Year, HD Film Shortlist
2012 ZSL Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Highly Commended
2012 Aesthetica Short Film Competition Winner
2011 Hull Glimmer Film Festival, Shortlist for Yorkshire Film of the Year
2011 Made in Bradford Film competition winner
2010 Sports Photographer of the Year, NUJ Regional Press Awards
2009 Finalist for Sports Photographer Of The Year, Press Gazette Awards
2008 O2 Photographer of the year, Yorkshire and Humber
2007 BSAC Underwater Photographer of the Year (newcomer)
2006 Finalist at the Yorkshire Press Awards
2005 Runner up in The Times Tabasco Young Photographer of the Year
2004 Fuji Photographer of the Year
2004 BBC Photographer of the Year, Shortlist
2002 ICI Imagedata Photographer of the Year, Runner Up