|About the Artist:
Andrew McConnell was born in Northern Ireland in 1977 and began his career as a press photographer covering the closing stages of the conflict in his homeland and the transition to peace. He later worked in Asia and moved to Africa in 2007 to document the issues and stories of that continent which are widely overlooked by the international media.
His images have appeared appeared internationally in publications such as National Geographic Magazine, Newsweek, Time, New York Times, the Guardian, FT Magazine, L'Express, Vanity Fair (Italy), the Sunday Times Magazine, and Internazionale.
His work has been exhibited widely including at Visa Pour L'Image, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, London's Getty Gallery and the Houses of Parliament. His latest work on Western Sahara is due to travel extensively with openings in Spain and New York in September 2010.
Best of Photojournalism, Enterprise Story, Runner Up, (2010)
Best of Photojournalism, Portrait Series, Honourable Mention, (2010)
Luis Valtueña 12th International Humanitarian Photography Award, Winner (2009)
Terry O’Neill Award, Runner Up, (2009)
Sony World Photography Awards, short-listed, (2009)
CARE International Humanitarian Award, short-listed, (2009)
Magenta Foundation, Emerging Photographers Award, winner, (2009)
Bayeux Calvados Award for War Correspondents, short-listed, (2008)
British Telecom Northern Ireland Press Photographer of the Year, Winner (2002)