It is with great sadness that we report the sudden and unexpected death of our news editor, Chris Cheesman.

Chris had been with AP for 17 years, during which time he forged an international reputation as the best news journalist in the photographic industry. His tenacity and determination brought him more scoops and stories than anyone else, and he was widely admired for his honesty and integrity.

He will be deeply missed by everyone at Amateur Photographer.