Lou Johnson has just been named the young motorsport photographer of the year. The 28-year-old photographer has won the Motorsport UK Young Photographer of the Year award.

The camera happy girl

Named Young Photographer of the Year, Lou Johnson expressed her joy at the award and the recognition. Talking about the beginning of her career she said, “When I first stepped foot in the Formula E paddock at the 2016 Paris E-Prix with Spacesuit, I could not have imagined the path that it would take me down,” said Johnson. She also added how much she loved her job. “I adore my job, and the very wonderful clients and photographers I work with.”

Lou Johnson is a photographer for Spacesuit Media. She also shoots and covers the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for Mahindra Racing. She is the first woman to have won this award.

She further added, “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.”

The 2019 competition was particularly tough. Judges were impressed with the quality of submissions. However, Johnson’s pictures were highly admired as well as praised by experts. The judges of the competition commented that her photographs were on “another level” and that every image made them stop and look.

Lou Johnson works for Spacesuit Media. The artistic director at Spacesuit, Shiv Gohil contributed his thoughts on Johnson’s win. He also spoke about the ethos of the company as well as its goals. “Since we founded Spacesuit, we’ve always been keen to give emerging photographers a shot at their dream career and that has informed the selection, mentoring and development process that we follow here,” said Shiv Gohil.

Who Is Lou Johnson?

Lou Johnson is a photographer for Spacesuit Media. She also shoots and covers the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for Mahindra Racing. She is the first woman to have won this award. The young photographer has worked on more than 35 Formula E races. She has also covered events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed as well as the World Endurance Championship.

Lou Johnson was born and brought up in Kent. As a child, she would regularly attend races at Brands Hatch with her father. As a teenager, she also started taking an interest in photography. From her very teens, she was taking pictures. Eventually, her two interests: photography and races combined together. She went on to study photography at university.

The young photographer has worked on more than 35 Formula E races. She has also covered events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed as well as the World Endurance Championship.

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The young photographer will receive a trophy. Along with it, she will also win cheque for £1000 at the Motorsport UK Night of Champions at the Royal Automobile Club later this month. She will also win a year’s provisional membership of the Guild of Motoring Writers (GoMW). GoMW is the world’s largest association of automotive editorial professionals.

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Prapti is an intern at SheThePeople.TV

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