A DOMESTIC AND EUROPEAN DOUBLE FOR DICKIE!
Richard 'Dickie' Pelham's A Life Behind the Lens has scooped a second book award, winning the Sport Book Prize Renaud de Laborderie at the 2020 Sportel Awards in Monaco.
The award, sponsored by Monegasque Olympic Committee, is the second accolade for the book this year, after it won the Best Illustrated Book of the Year at the Telegraph Sports Book Awards.
It is also a personal hat-trick for Dickie, who won the the SJA's photographer of the Year Award at the 2020 Sports Journalism Awards.
Dickie, who co-authored the book with Nick Szczepanik, is the multi award-winning chief sports photographer for The Sun, with more than 30 years experience and A Life Behind the Lens is a collection of the very best of his life's work.
He has covered six Olympic Games, six World Cups, any number of Test matches and many championship boxing bouts, capturing the moments of triumph and despair, the great goals, the knockout punches, the key wickets and the gold-medal glory.
He has been trackside, ringside, pitchside and poolside as well as in the studio and on the training grounds with the biggest names in world sport, including Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Andy Murray, Paul Gascoigne, David Beckham, Tom Daley, Lennox Lewis and Anthony Joshua.
His pictures have featured on memorable front and back pages and centre spreads. The images are accompanied by Dickie's own recounting of the human stories behind the pictures and the technical secrets of a master of his trade.
What a year winning @sportsbookaward and now @sportel_awards with my book A Life behind the lens thanks to the team @PitchPublishing @NickSzczepanik @janecamillin Premier League and now The Champions League pic.twitter.com/iK9nTqZszX— Richard Pelham (@DickiePelham) October 27, 2020