Winning image

Picture credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

A Getty Images photographer is celebrating after being named Photographer of the Year at the Press Awards.

Speaking after the awards ceremony, held at London?s Lancaster Hotel, winning photographer Oli Scarff said: ?It is an absolute honour to win this prestigious award, particularly given the strong competition??

Adrian Murrell, senior vice-president of Getty?s Global Editorial division described Oli?s portfolio as ?innovative? and ?compelling? and said the agency was ?extremely proud? of his success.

Oli?s entry included an image of a stabbing victim at the Notting Hill Carnival, showing the culprit attempting to flee the scene, and a shot of Rupert Murdoch after the phone hacking scandal allegations emerged (pictured).

This is the second consecutive year that a Getty Images photographer has won the award. Last year photographer Matt Cardy claimed the title.

Oli?s winning portfolio can be viewed here.