About Laurence

Laurence Cawley, journalist and photographer
Laurence Cawley

Educated at North Halifax High School and then Queens’ College, Cambridge, Laurence is an award-winning journalist, photographer and, more recently, a documentary film maker.

Beyond his primary role with BBC News, Laurence takes on a limited number of photographic commissions each year, usually within the charity sector.

Photographic projects in recent years include the role of carers in both rural and urban settings, the unexpected diversity to be found in a quintessentially English town, the work of countryside volunteers and the impact of the 2013/2014 flooding on the uninsured.

His interest in photography began early at the age of six. He would watch his father at work in the darkroom (the spare bedroom of their semi-detached home on the Isle of Wight) and revel at the magic of film development and printing.

At the age of six, his father declined to buy Laurence a Canon A-1. So, he made one for himself out of Lego. And won a prize.

Laurence likes to believe this was in some way a photography award.

Those around him know that was not the case.

Laurence Cawley with his Lego Canon A1

Recent Awards:

Royal Television Society Awards – best digital content: Winner (May 2017)

BBC Digital England Journalist of the Year (2016)

Ruby Television Award Winner for “Justice on the Cusp of Breakdown” (2016)

The Drum Online Media Awards: Shortlisted (2016)

 

3 thoughts on “About Laurence

  1. Grandma likes the picture of you!
    Delighted that this was not your only award. Well done from CH!!!
    Love manda

    1. Thank you very much Colin!
      I work full time for the BBC and I sincerely hope I provide value for salary! Outside of that, I do occasionally take on commissions that interest/inspire me – usually in the charity sector. Best wishes to you, Laurence

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