Born in Leeds, England (1960), Tim Clayton trained in the darkroom and then as a Trainee Photographer on the Yorkshire Evening Post and The Yorkshire Post in Leeds, from 1976-1990. In 1990, he emigrated to Australia to work for the Sydney Morning Herald and became a full-time Sports Photographer for that paper in 1992.
Tim's many assignments have included seven Olympic Games, four Rugby World Cups, coverage of the Australian Soccer team in Iran, Uruguay, South Korea, Japan and the Solomon Islands, as well as the FIFA World Cup in Germany. He has completed daily life stories in Australia, Uganda, Romania, France, Italy, Vanuatu, the Philippines and Bolivia.
Tim has been recognised for the high standard of his work, winning eight World Press Awards, including three First Place awards in 1994, 2004 and 2007. In addition to his career work, he is a keen campaigner on ethics in photojournalism and has recently begun assisting in photo workshops and discussion groups, in order to help the profession reach an acceptable ethical standard, while assisting the next generation of photojournalists in their own development. Tim is keen on developing documentary photo-essay's in Sports Photography, with the goal of helping place the profession on par with other areas of photojournalism. Tim left the Sydney Morning Herald in 2008 to pursue a freelance career.
To see Tim's Clayton's work, visit his website.