Mike Maloney

Professor. Mike Maloney, O.B.E.
Hon. F.P.R.S., F.B.I.P.P., F.R.P.S.

MIKE MALONEY has just been conferred (May 2012) as Professor of Photography by the University of Lincoln. This is the first time that a Fleet Street photographer has been given this honour.

Mike is Britain's most decorated press photographer, with 107 major prizes to his name. Three times voted Press Photographer of the Year, he was Chief Photographer for Mirror Group Newspapers before turning freelance in 2002. He also has numerous royal tours to his credit, as well as photographing world leaders like Clinton, Reagan, Gorbachev and Yeltsin - with resulting invitations to dine at both the White House and the Kremlin.

Professor Maloney is a Freeman of the City of London, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree by the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, for "a lifetime's work in photography and his help to young people." At the ceremony in Lincoln Cathedral he was able to read out a personal letter of congratulations from Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Mike was known to be the Queen Mothers favourite press photographer.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photographers. Mike has held several exhibitions of his work.

In April 2005 Mike Maloney became the first "Fleet Street" photo-journalist ever to be awarded the O.B.E. by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace.