Alun John, media personality with a connection to Wales (Cardiff)
Alun JohnAward winning Picture Editor of the UK's 'Independent' newspaper.
Connection: Born in Cardiff to Welsh speaking parents.
Credited with changing the face of news photography in the late eighties.
Started career on the South Wales echo and the Western Mail in Cardiff, then moved to Fleet Street and the Press Association, Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday, The Independent and the European before becoming group picture editor of Mirror Group Newspapers and executive vice chairman of Syndication International.
Alun father was my late mothers first cousin and his grandmother was my favorite aunt.