Fiona Shields

United Kingdom

Fiona Shields has over 20 years' picture editing experience across a range of newspaper titles. She is also a curator, speaker on photojournalism, and photography mentor.

She was picture editor of The Guardian for ten years before taking up the role of head of Photography for the Guardian News and Media Group. Throughout her career, she has been involved in the coverage of some of the most historic news stories of our time including the events surrounding 9/11, conflicts around the world, large-scale natural disasters, and the humanitarian crises resulting from the growing refugee numbers across the globe.

In addition she has judged numerous high-profile photographic awards including the World Press Photo Contest, the Sony World Photography Awards, The Carmignac Photojournalism Award, and The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. She is a regular nominator for the Prix Pictet Prize.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2024 World Press Photo Contest global jury chair
2020 World Press Photo Contest jury member

Fiona Shields on social media:
Instagram: @fionashields7

Fiona Shields

Portrait credit: Linda Nylind