Eamonn McCabe

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Eamonn McCabe (born 1948) is a British professional photographer who began his career as a sports photographer, and who won four times the Sports Photographer of the Year between 1978-84. He then turned his attention to general editorial portraiture for The Observer and The Guardian. Perhaps he is most well known for his photographic contribution to the weekly Guardian Profile.[1][2]

His work can be seen to encompass a huge variety of subjects and topics. These would include but not be limited to, portraits of people such as Studs Terkel and Ian McEwan. He also took the iconic image of the table tennis player Li Chen Shi. McCabe attended as a sports photographer but ended up being a news photographer as he found himself taking the famous but tragic images of the Heysel Stadium disaster.

McCabe worked as the picture editor for Decade, Phaidon's photographic review of the first ten years of the new Millennium. [3]

He is Visiting Senior Fellow in Photography at the University of Suffolk, Honorary Doctorate of the University of East Anglia and Staffordshire University, and Honorary Professor of Thames Valley University.[4]


  1. ^ "Person - National Portrait Gallery".
  2. ^ McCabe, Eamonn (4 March 2017). "From art to selfies – my lifelong affair with photography". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Eamonn McCabe: a career in photographs - Photography - Agenda - Phaidon".
  4. ^ Anonymous (4 July 2016). "Dr Eamonn McCabe".