World Press Photo Win for Lecturer

19 April 2018

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Waiting for Freedom
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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.

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