Cambridge grad wins photo prize

17 February 2011

A Cambridge University alumnus and former photographer for The Cambridge Student has been awarded the prestigious ‘Travel Photo of the year’ prize by Wanderlust magazine.

Cambridge-based James Appleton beat 5000 hopefuls worldwide to win the award, with a portfolio capturing the snowy landscapes and volcanoes of Iceland. The award also included £3000 in prize-money.

An ecstatic Appleton told TCS: “It’s been fantastic to receive recognition for the work I do as a photographer, especially in a field where competition is tough.”

Eleanor Dickinson – Deputy News Editor

Photo: James Appleton