"The work or documentary photographer Chris Chapman struck a much more sombre tone. He was with the West Country farmer Philip Lake when the killing team arrived to put down his dairy herd al the height of the Foot and Mouth outbreak. Mr Lake's cattle were not infected, but the disease had been confirmed in his cousin's farm across the road, so the herd fell victim to the now infamous policy of 'contiguous cull'. Chris Chapman's photographs shy away from the news and drama of building pyres; rather, the black and while pictures take their power from capturing very ordinary moments in the destruction of a farmer's life. He is our Photographer of the Year for 2005."