In Memory – Jimmy Horton – Founder Of Photo News in 1985

By January 28, 2011 February 27th, 2024 Will Carleton


Jimmy Horton, photographer and founder of the UK’s number one specialist criminal and courts photo agency, Photo News, passed away in January 2003 aged 41.

Jimmy started Photo News in 1985 covering activity at all the major law courts of London. His base was an office at the Old Bailey near of Fleet Street. Film from a shoot was developed in a 24hour developing shop opposite the Bailey where normal shop customers had to wait a little longer than the stated ‘1Hour Developing Service’ if Photo News had an urgent set of images to get to Fleet Street before the printing deadlines…..luckly the owner of the shop was Jimmy’s girlfriend!

Photo Archive News and the UK  press gazette reported his passing.