Edmond Terakopian-20170620-009

Photographer and film maker Edmond Terakopian at a video shoot in the Barclays building in Canary Wharf, London. June 20, 2017. Photo: David Sandison

In September 2016, the Daily Mirror newspaper named Edmond Terakopian as the author of one of the world’s most iconic photographs, referring to a photograph from the July 7th terrorist bombings in London.

Edmond Terakopian started as a news photographer in 1989, working his way up through the regional papers, national and international newspapers, magazines and wire agencies. He has participated in several group and solo exhibitions, exhibiting in 88 cities worldwide, and has also been published in numerous books.

Edmond’s main areas of interest are news, features, fashion, portraits and commercial photography. He’s a multi award-winning photographer and film maker, being named the British Press Awards Photographer of the Year and also winning third place in the Spot News category of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. To date (2018) he has amassed near 60 awards and nominations for his photography and film making.

His client list includes the biggest names in the industry, having regularly worked with The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Mirror, The Evening Standard, The Press Association, Associated Press and AFP. He has worked with the most established PR agencies and shot campaigns for the best known brands. He is currently represented by Eyevine, Barcroft Media and Polaris Images. He has also previously served on the committee of the BPPA (British Press Photographers’ Association). To see his work, visit www.terakopian.com

Edmond is also a writer on photography and photographic equipment, having contributed articles to Amateur Photographer magazine, the British Journal of Photography and Professional Photography magazine. He was a former tutor at the prestigious Leica Akademie in Mayfair. Edmond was the only European member of Apple’s Aperture Advisory Committee, a former brand ambassador for Olympus and is an Adobe Influencer.


A selection of photography awards, including a World Press Photo award & British Press Awards Photographer of the Year trophy.



Nov. 2018 Armenia Spitak Earthquake (World Bank) Photo Contest: Two Images Shortlisted

Nov. 2018 Travel Photographer Of The Year: Finalist

Nov. 2018 British Photography Awards: Two images shortlisted

Nov. 2018 BW Spider Awards: One highly commended and one nominated image

Oct. 2018 Landscape Photographer Of The Year (LPOTY): Commendation for Urban View

Oct. 2018 British Life Photography Awards: 14 images shortlisted

Nov. 2017 Digital Impact Awards: Best Corporate Website, Gold Award– Barclays and Speak Media (for corporate video work)

Oct. 2017 IPA (International Photography Awards): Honourable mention

May. 2017 TZIPAC Zebra Awards: Four images in the finals

Mar. 2017 International Color Awards: Two images nominated

Dec. 2016 The Smithsonian: Photo Of The Day

Nov. 2016 BW Spider Awards: Two highly commended and four images nominated

Apr. 2016 TZIPAC Zebra Awards: Eight images in finals.

Mar. 2016 International Color Awards: Nomination, Wildlife Category

Feb. 2016 UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards: Commended, Videographer of the Year

Sep. 2015 AOP Photographers Awards: Two images selected for finals

Apr. 2015 International Color Awards: Nominated Image

Feb. 2015 I Shot It Premium Photo Competition : Two images awarded “Marks of Excellence” by judges

Dec. 2014 AOP Photographers Awards: Finalist in Open Award

Dec. 2014 Travel Photographer Of The Year (TPOTY): Finalist in One Shot; Monochromal

Nov. 2014 Landscape Photographer Of The Year (LPOTY): Image commended by judges in the Urban View category

Oct. 2014 Professional Photographer Of The Year (PPOTY): One image shortlisted for the awards

Oct. 2014 BW Spider Awards: Four images nominated

Oct. 2014 IPA (International Photography Awards): Honourable mentions for three photographs and one short film

Aug. 2014 Celeste Prize: Three photographs confirmed for consideration

Jun. 2014 Rode Reel (Short Film): Finalist, Documentaries

Apr. 2014 Fotoura, International Street Photography Awards: Black & White; Commended

Apr. 2014 TZIPAC, International Photography & Art Community: Zebra Awards; Eight Images In Finals

Feb. 2014 International Photography Awards (IPA): One Shot, One World; Six Honourable Mentions

Nov. 2013 Professional Photographer of the Year: Winner; Street Photography

Nov. 2013 The Taste Awards: Nominee; Best Mini Film Or Documentary

Nov. 2013 Professional Photographer of the Year: Finalist; Top 4; Short Movie

Nov. 2013 UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards: Commended, Nikon Videographer of the Year

Nov. 2013 Driven Creativity: Professional Photographer; Shortlist

Nov. 2013 Professional Photographer of the Year: Finalist; Top 20; News

Oct. 2013 B&W Spider Awards: Image Nominated; Silhouette category

Oct. 2013 I Shot It: Two images awarded “Marks Of Excellence”

Jul. 2013 PPY: Highly Commended, Multimedia Category

Jul. 2013 PPY: Selected Image, Features

Jul. 2013 I Shot It: “Mark Of Excellence”

Feb. 2013 The Photography Masters Cup: Nominated in the Americana Category

Nov. 2012 Travel Photographer Of The Year (TPOTY): Finalist, Single Image – Water

Nov. 2012 UK Picture Editors’ Guilds Awards: Finalist, Photo Essay Category

Jun. 2012 B&W Spider Awards: Winning Image; Abstract category

Jun. 2012 B&W Spider Awards: Image nominated; People category

Oct. 2011 Photography Masters Cup: Image nominated

Oct. 2011 Driven Creativity: Image chosen as runner-up

May 2010 Photography Masters Cup: Two images nominated

Aug. 2009 International Independent Short Film Festival, Donetsk ’09: “Best Film Editing” for Muse

Jul. 2009 PPY: Selected Image, News

Jun. 2008 PPY: Runner-up, Arts & Entertainment

Sep. 2006 Prize of Prague: Recipient of the prize, who’s winner is chosen from the winning entries of World press Photo

Jun. 2006 PPY: Runner-up, Live News

Mar. 2006 British Press Awards: Photographer of the year

Mar. 2006 Picture Editor’s Awards: Special Award, news photographer of the year

Feb. 2006 World Press Photo: Third place in “Spot News” section

Apr. 2005 Trinity Mirror Photographic Awards: Second place in “Fashion & Studio” section

Jun. 2000 M.I.L.K. Awards: General winner in the “Family” section

Oct. 1992 Kodak Regional Press Awards: Merit awards for photography & printing, “News & Features”

Jul. 1992 Kodak Regional Press Awards: Winner’s awards for photography & printing, “Sports”

Edmond Terakopian in Shushi, Karabakh. August 1994. Photo: Hakob Berberyan

Edmond Terakopian in Shushi, Karabakh. August 1994. Photo: Hakob Berberyan


Feb. 2012 – present: Eyevine: Contributing Photographer

Apr. 2006 – present: Polaris Images: Contributing Photographer

Feb. 2008 – present: AP: Commissioned Photographer

Dec. 2007 – present: The Times: Commissioned Photographer

Dec. 2007 – present: Barcroft Media: Commissioned Photographer

Mar. 2007 – 2010: Times Educational Supplement: Commissioned Photographer

Jun. 2007 – Dec 2011: British Journal of Photography: Contributing Writer

Feb. 2007 – Jul 2008: AFP: Commissioned Photographer

Mar. 2007 – Dec 2008: News Ltd Australia: Commissioned Photographer (Europe)

Apr. 2002 – Feb. 2007: The Press Association: Regular Commissioned Photographer

Mar. 2002 – Dec. 2005: The Times, T2 Arts Section: Regular Commissioned Photographer

Apr. 2002 – May 2005: The Daily Mirror: Regular Commissioned Photographer

Dec. 2002 – Nov. 2003: The Evening Standard: Regular Commissioned Photographer

1990 – present Royal Rota Pass: Covered over 30 Royal rota visits

Jan. 1991 – Mar. 2003: Harrow Observer & Wembley Observer: Senior staff photographer

Aug. 1998: Gamma (Paris): International syndication of Armenian Earthquake picture story

Aug. 1998 Apeiron Photos (Athens): Greek syndication of Armenian Earthquake picture story

Apr. 1994 – 1999 AIM (magazine based in America): Commissioned Photographer

1999 – 2001: Time Out Magazine: Commissioned Photographer

Nov. 1989 – Jan. 1991: Harrow Observer & Wembley Observer: Regular Commissioned Photographer

Jul. 1989 – Nov. 1989: Ealing Gazette: Commissioned Photographer

Opera By The River Exhibition

Edmond Terakopian’s solo exhibition, Opera By The River, supported by Olympus. Riverside Walkway, South Bank, London. September 29, 2015. Photo: Edmond Terakopian


Sep. 2018 Oblique Strategies: London Independent Photography, London

Dec. 2017 London Independent Photography: The Old Truman Brewery, London

Nov. 2015 Portrait Salon: The Embassy Tea Gallery, London

Oct. 2015 Opera By The River: Solo outdoor exhibition, South Bank, London

Oct. 2015 AOP Photographers Awards: Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London

Dec. 2014 AOP Photographers Awards: Islington Business Design Centre

Dec. 2014 Landscape Photographer Of The Year: Waterloo Station; The Mezzanine

Jul. 2014 RPS: Explore The Street, The Cave, London

Jul. 2013 PPY: National Theatre, South Bank, London

Apr. 2013 Fleet Street Photo Exhibition: Fleet Street Press, London

Apr 2012 RNOH Reportage: St James’s Palace, London

Oct 2011 Driven Creativity: The Strand Gallery, London

May 2010 Canon Launch Event, iPF6300: Solo exhibition, Lisbon

Nov. 2009 “What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery?”: Solo exhibition, Fulham Palace, London

Jul. 2009 “The Press Photographer’s Year”: Royal National Theatre

Jun. 2008 “A Looking Glass Eye; 21st Century London”: EXIT Gallery, London

Jun 2008 “The Press Photographer’s Year”: Royal National Theatre

Mar. 2008 Litteraturhuset: Group exhibition, Oslo

Sep. 2006 “Prize of Prague”: Solo exhibition, Prague

2006 “World Press Photo 06”: Exhibited in over 80 international cities

May 2006 “The Press Photographer’s Year”: Royal National Theatre

Jun. 2005 “International World Blood Donor Day”: outdoor exhibition, Trafalgar Square, London

Feb. 2005 “New Year’s Day”: British Press Photographers’ Association (BPPA), Focus On Imaging, NEC, Birmingham

Oct. 2004 “5000 Days”: British Press Photographers’ Association (BPPA), Royal National Theatre , London

Jun. 2003 “Unseen”: British Press Photographers’ Association (BPPA), Open Space Gallery, London

Jul. 2001 “M.I.L.K.” Exhibition: New York (Grand Central Terminal) followed by an international tour

Nov. 1995 “Homelands”: Group exhibition including work from Magnum, The October Gallery, London

Jun. 1995 “…not just a group shot”: Group exhibition of personal photographs, WGLC Gallery, London


2015 “Albert Herring: Journey”

2015 “Landscape Photographer of the Year – 8”

2010 “100 Photos of the 21st Century”: Editions de la Martiniere

2009 “Unseen”: BPPA. Three images. (Co-collator of project)

2008 “Assignments 03-The Press Photographers’ Year”

2006 World Press Photo 06: Spot News section

2006 “Assignments-The Press Photographers’ Year”

2004 “5000 Days”: BPPA

2003 “Unseen”: Exhibition Catalogue – BPPA

2003 M.I.L.K. “Our Beautiful Children”

2001 M.I.L.K. “Family Book”

1997 “New States, New Politics”: Cambridge University Press


“Essentials In Documentary Film Making” talk by Edmond Terakopian at the Filmmaker Theatre on behalf of Snapper Stuff. The Photography Show, NEC, Birmingham. March 23, 2015. Photo: Freia Turland


2010 – present Bespoke one on one workshops (contact for details)

Mar 2016 The Photography Show: Multiple talks for Olympus & Professional Photography Magazine

Mar 2015 The Photography Show: Multiple talks for Olympus & Snapper Stuff

June 2014 – present Richard Caplan: Bespoke Workshop Tutor

Jun 2014 Dauntsey’s School: Guest Speaker

May 2014 International Features Conference: Guest Speaker

2013 – present London College of Communication (LCC): MA Photojournalism; Guest Speaker

2011 Leica Akademie tutor, Leica Mayfair: M9 Interactive Workshop

Nov. 2011 Audio for DSLR Video: SAE Bankstock Studios

Sep. 2011 Nik Software Webinar: Workflow

Sep. 2011 Metropolitan Police Photographic Society: Street photography workshop

Oct 2010 Workflow: Pro Photo Solutions. Apple’s Aperture & Final Cut Pro workflow

May 2010 Nik Software Webinar: Photojournalistic workflow

Apr. 2010 Ascough / Terakopian: Series of six workshops with wedding photographer Jeff Ascough

Mar. 2010 Canon Launch: Lisbon launch of iPF6300; presentation & exhibition

Mar. 2010 Apple Aperture 3: Focus on Imaging, Birmingham

Jul. 2009 Photojournalism: Met Police Photographic Society

Jun. 2008 Photojournalism: DPI Show, Islington

Jun. 2008 Photojournalism Workshop: Apple, Stockley Park

May 2008 Photojournalism: Apple, Stockley Park

Feb. 2008 Photojournalism: Focus on Imaging, Birmingham

Sep. 2007 Photojournalism: Apple, Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan

Aug. 2007 Photojournalism: Oxbridge Academic Program, Cambridge University

Jan. 2007 Behind The Lens: University of Southern California, USA

Apr. 2006 Armenian Earthquake project: World Press Photo winners’ presentations, Amsterdam


2013 DSLR Video with Philip Bloom, Wimbledon Studio

Jul. 2011 Mastering Audio for DSLR Video: Watershed

May 2011 Commercial Photography: Drew Gardner

Aug. 2010 Final Cut Pro: The Frontline Club

May 2010 Converge 2: British Film Institute (BFI)

Mar. 2008 Magnum Workshop: with David Alan Harvey, Oslo

Aug. 2002 Digital Workshop: Nikon digital photography course

Mar. 1999 Kodak UK: Kodak Digital photography course

Aug. 1996 Heydon Press: Adobe Photoshop & Agfa scanning courses


1988 – 1989 The Heatherly School of Fine Art: Foundation course in “Art & Design”

Poulenc and Chabrier-20170628-086-Edit

Backstage opera attire; a self portrait in the mirror by the stage door. Opening Night; Poulenc and Chabrier double bill by the Royal College of Music International Opera School. Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, UK. June 28, 2017. Photo: Edmond Terakopian