Jeff Vickers receives an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. The citation is for photography & services to the creative industry.
Jeff Vickers MBE Hon FRPS was awarded the very prestigious Fenton Medal in 2009 by The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) for his work with the RPS.
At 19 he started working as a photographer in fashion, entertainment and editorial fields, later in advertising, where he built up an extensive clientele. He is widely acknowledged as one of the youngest showbiz photographers, becoming official photographer to the Television and Screen Writers Guild in the UK. Then he turned his attention to developing Chromacopy and subsequently Genix Imaging.
He is know in the UK as one of the “founding fathers” of the modern imaging scene, it was Jeff Vickers who initiated the growth of colour copying, both in the UK and overseas with the global brand name Chromacopy in the mid 1980’s (we advise to review the Panorama article on page 3 for full & further details), in 1992 changing the name to Genix Imaging Ltd, one of the UK first companies to embrace digital printing processes and today one of the leading companies in the field in the UK.
Jeff has worked for over 53 years in the photographic industry where he serves as influential image maker and a pivotal role in chairing one of photography’s most innovative companies Genix Imaging Ltd (www.genix.co.uk). Genix Imaging is the UK leading companies in large format graphics and point of sale material mainly for the retail sector. Genix’s work can be seen on almost every high street in the UK, see the Genix website for the client list.
Apart from running his company he is still very passionate about photography; he is an award winning photographer and now works in travel and fine art photography. One can see more by going on to his company’s web site www.genix.co.uk and the news section where there are articles about Jeff.
In 2008 he had a exhibition of his work at the RPS headquarters in Bath. His work has been selected many times for the International Print Exhibition by the RPS and has been exhibited as part of the RPS International Print Exhibition in the National Art Museum in Kiev, Ukraine; and in 150th International Print Exhibition his work was shown in conjunction with the Chinese Photographic Association in Chengdu China. Many times his work has been in RPS travelling exhibitions around the UK. His company Genix Imaging is the sponsor of a RPS bursary called The Jeff Vickers FRPS - Genix Imaging Bursary for young photographers, to support up and coming young photographers. Previous bursary winners have been Photographer Philip Volkers and Claire Pepper.
Other key major points
- In 1984 in the BBC program Tomorrow’s world he reached the final stage of the Prince of Wales Award for Industrial Innovation & Production and went to Highgrove for the filming of the program and later received a certificate.
- In 1996 Jeff was invited by the Prime Minister John Major to 10 Downing Street to for his part in the 1996 British Olympic Appeal.
- In 1966 Jeff was one of the official photographers at the 1966 World Cup photographing the England Team with their new kit.
- Genix Imaging received ISO rating in January 2010.
- Jeff Vickers lives in Fulham with his wife Barbara.