Ian MacNicol

About

Ian MacNicol is a full time professional Multi Award Winning photographer based in Glasgow.

Specialising in sports photography both home and abroad he has been fortunate enough to cover Summer & Winter Olympic Games, Paralympics, Commonwealth Games, World & European Athletics Championships, World Swimming Championships, Wimbledon Championships, as well as Football World Cups, European Football Championships, Champions League Finals and English Premier League Football.

However Ian’s experience in photographic assignments is very diverse, and ranges from public relations events, corporate brochures and annual reports to news events at both home and abroad.

Ian’s work can regularly be seen in both print and online publishing worldwide, and has recently been working with prestigious clients such as Swimming Australia & Swimming Canada. He is also a regular stringer and contributor to the highly acclaimed Getty Images.

Ian’s awards include:

2017

The Scottish Press Awards

WINNER – Sports photographer of the year

2017

UK Picture Editors Guild

RUNNER UP – Best Olympics Picture

COMMENDED – Sports photographer of the year

2017

International Color Awards

Honourable Mention – Sports (World Wide)

2016

International Black and White Spider Awards

1st Place – Outstanding Achievement - Professional Sports Category (World Wide)

2016

Siena International Photo Awards

Highly Commended  - Sports (World Wide)

Honourable Mention – Sports (World Wide)

2016

Festival Soprtfolio – De Narbonne

GOLD MEDAL  -  Actualité-action  (World Wide)

SILVER MEDAL – Insolite  (World Wide)

2016

Istanbul Photo Awards

WINNER – SINGLE SPORTS PICTURE (World Wide)

2016

The Sport Media Pearl Awards 

Top 10 finalists (World Wide)

2015

Vauxhall Home Nations Football Photographer of The Year

WINNER – Sports photographer of the year (England)

2015

SJA’s British Sports Photography Awards

Highly Commended – Sports Portfolio

2014

The Scottish Press Awards

WINNER – Sports photographer of the year

2013

Vauxhall Home Nations Football Photographer of The Year

Highly Commended – Sports photographer of the year (Scotland)

Highly Commended – Individual photograph of The Year (Scotland & Wales)

2013

UK Picture Editors Guild

RUNNER UP – Sports photographer of the year

2013

The Scottish Press Awards

WINNER – Sports photographer of the year

2012

UK Picture Editors Guild

COMMENDED – Sports photographer of the year

2012

FINA

WINNER – Aquatics photograph of the year (World Wide)

2011

UK Picture Editors Guild

HIGHLY COMMENDED – Sports photographer of the year

2010

UK Picture Editors Guild

HIGHLY COMMENDED – Sports photographer of the year

2008*

Scottish Press Photography Awards

WINNER – Sports photographer of the year
WINNER – Sports picture of the year
WINNER – Open category

2007

Scottish Press Photography Awards

WINNER – Sports photographer of the year

Oxfam Media Awards

Best contribution to photography

*last year these awards existed