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 30 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 working at Getty Images as senior news photographer for ten years. I now work for London News Pictures.

My work has been recognised by the Picture Editor’s Awards, have been named News Photographer of The Year by the Press Photographer’s Year Awards and was a joint Pulitzer finalist for my images of the Arab Spring.


All images copyright Peter Macdiarmid and Getty Images © 2017


  Filing via satellite. Oman 2001.

  Filing via satellite. Oman 2001.