I was born in Scotland in 1964 and have been a photographer for 26 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. I also worked for Reuters before joining Getty Images as Senior News Photographer in 2005.
My work has been recognised with awards from the ‘Picture Editor’s Awards’. I have also been named News Photographer of The Year by the ‘Press Photographer’s Year Awards’ and recently was named as Pulitzer finalist for my images of the Arab Spring.
All images copyright Peter Macdiarmid and Getty Images © 2014