I am a news, corporate and commercial photographer living near London in the United Kingdom.

I was born in Scotland in 1964 and have been a photographer for 29 years – starting out on local newspapers in south London.

I then progressed to cover assignments all over the world for The Independent and The Daily Telegraph newspapers. Ialso worked for Reuters before working at Getty Images as senior news photographer for ten years.

My work has been recognised with awards from the Picture Editor’s Awards and I have also been named News Photographer of The Year by the Press Photographer’s Year Awards and was named as Pulitzer finalist for my images of the Arab Spring.


All images copyright Peter Macdiarmid and Getty Images © 2015


  Filing via satellite. Oman 2001.

  Filing via satellite. Oman 2001.