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A large number of current and former World Rally Championship photographers gathered together last week for the funeral of former colleague, Hugh Bishop. Bishop pioneered the work of freelance rally reporting during the days when specialist media work in rallying was in its infancy, before the foundation of the World Rally Championship. His work was sought by magazines around the world. Hugh was a specialist in the old pre-digital days and was notable for his work of taking colour and black and white pictures simultaneously using separate cameras, and also helped develop the work of recceing possible photo locations. During the 1990s, he supplied RallySport Magazine with stories and photos from WRC and international events. Long-time colleague, Maurice Selden, provided this photo of some of Hugh's good mates, taken after his funeral. Hugh Bishop was 72. They are, left to right: Joe Ashworth (ex-Colin Taylor Productions photographer) Bas Haar Romeny (retired WRC photographer from the Netherlands ) Maurice Selden (retired WRC Photographer UK) Jeff Bloxham (Autosport GB staff photographer for more than 30 years) Adam Catherside (ex-Colin Taylor Productions photographer ) Harvey Cochrane (ex-Colin Taylor Productions photographer ) Colin McMaster (current McKlein photographer ) Les Kolczak (retired WRC photographer) Charles Cotes ( LAT F1 Photographer) Alison Hardwick (retired WRC Photographer ) Ralph Hardwick (retired WRC photographer) Gavin Lodge (British National Rally and WRC photographer) Martyn Elford (ex-LAT Photographer) Esteban Delgado (current WRC photographer and journalist from Spain)

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https://rallysportmag.com/legendary-rally-photo-journalist-dies/
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