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Alumni wins Motorsport UK Photographer of the Year

Date Posted: Wednesday 08 January 2020

Congratulations to alumni Lou Johnson (Franklins, 2010) who has won the 2019 Motorsport UK Photographer of the Year award, also making her the first women to win the award!

Lou works for Spacesuit Media and covers the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for Mahindra Racing, and has photographed more than 35 Formula E races as well as events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the World Endurance Championship.

The 2019 competition was particularly tough with judges impressed by the quality of the submissions. The judges commented that Lou’s photographs were on “another level” and that every image made them stop and look.

Lou said: “I’m not entirely sure the news has sunk in just yet, I’m delighted to have won this award. It’s been an ambition of mine since I started motorsport photography, and am honoured to have been chosen, there are so many great young motorsport photographers out there and this was quite unexpected. It’s a wonderful way to end 2019, I’m already excited to see what 2020 brings.’

You can see more of Lou’s photography on her website: or on her Instagram @loujohnsonphoto

Image: Mahindra Racing M6 Electro Launch courtesy of Lou Johnson.