Andrew McConnell


Year of Winning Submission: 2016

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Andrew McConnell began his career as a press photographer covering the closing stages of the conflict in Northern Ireland and the transition to peace. He has covered issues such as the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, e-waste in Ghana, surfing in the Gaza Strip, urban refugees worldwide, and the ongoing occupation of Western Sahara. In 2011 he received two first prizes at the World Press Photo Awards and two National Press Photographers Awards, including the prestigious Best of Show.

Winning Story: South Sudan