The IWPOY is very pleased to welcome former Fleet Street photographer and freelance writer Bob Aylott as the second judge for this year’s competition.
At 15 Bob started his career in journalism by becoming tea boy at ‘The Sport & General Press Agency’. He later moved into the darkroom at ‘Fox Photos’ and became a photographer in 1967 with ‘The Keystone Press Agency’. In 1968 he was named British News Photographer of the Year; he joined the Daily Sketch and the Daily Mail in 1969 and then went on to The National Enquirer based in Los Angeles.
He returned to London in 1987 to join Express newspapers and The Daily Star. As an award winning photographer he covered assignments around the world and won numerous awards including Colour Sequence of the Year and a World Press Award for his prison pictures of killer Charles Manson.
We are very grateful to Bob for agreeing to assist with the judging this year and a special thanks to him for donating a copy of his new book ‘The Isle of Wight Festival 1970: Six Days That Rocked The World’ as an additional prize for the overall winner. For the full story on this exciting new book click HERE: