1986 3rd Prize European Photography Awards.
1995 Wilkins Photography Prize.
2003 Photo Espana book prize for “ Martin Parr, by Val Williams.”
2005 Honorary FRPS. Royal Photographic Society.
2006 Eric Solomon Award for Photojournalism, Photokina.
2006 Moscow House of Photography, International photography prize.
2006 Honorary Masters degree, University of Creative Arts, Farnham.
2007 Krasna Kraus book prize for “ Photobook, A History, Vol 1 and 2” with Gerry Badger.
2008 Photo Espania Award for Photographic achievement.
2008 Japanese Photographic Society, International Award for contribution towards promoting Japanese photographic book publishing.
2008 Centenary Award, Royal Photographic Society.
2008 Honorary Degree, Manchester Metropolitan University.
2008 Photo Espania lifetime achievement prize
2014 Lucie Award, Achievement in Documentary Photography