World Press Photo Win for Lecturer

Thursday 19 April 2018
Waiting for Freedom

Neil Aldridge has scooped first prize in the Environment category at the World Press Photo Contest 2018 for his image Waiting for Freedom.

Neil is a conservation photographer and an Associate Lecturer in Marine & Natural History Photography. His winning photograph, Waiting for Freedom, shows a young white rhino, blindfolded and partially drugged after being saved from a poaching hotspot in South Africa and moved to the safety of Botswana.

Neil picked up his award at a ceremony in Amsterdam last week. The World Press Photo Contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism.